Board of Trustees

Mid-Columbia Libraries is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees appointed jointly by the Benton and Franklin County Commissioners. Board member terms are seven years. Board members serve without salary but are reimbursed for necessary travel expenses.

The Board is the policy-making body for the library district. It has the power to determine the rules and regulations governing library service and personnel as mandated by the library laws of the State of Washington. The officers consist of a board chair, vice-chair and secretary.

Meetings are open to the public and comments are welcome. Information on the members, meeting schedule, agenda and minutes is found by clicking on the links or by contacting the executive director's office at 737-6356, ext 3116.

Board Members

Mid-Columbia Libraries is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees appointed jointly by the Benton and Franklin County Commissioners. Board members are volunteer citizens who represent different regions of the library service area. The Board welcomes comments and suggestions. You can contact the Board via email, phone, or mail:

Board of Trustees
Mid-Columbia Libraries
405 S. Dayton Street
Kennewick, WA 99336

trustees@midcolumbialibraries.org

Meeting Information

Board meetings are scheduled on the third Tuesday of the month, starting at 5:30 pm. Special meetings and workshop sessions are also held as needed. Board meetings are generally held at the Keewaydin Park Library, 405 S. Dayton Street, Kennewick, WA. Please check the agendas for the specific schedule and meeting location.

Agenda

The agenda of a Board meeting is available the week prior to a scheduled meeting. Please check the web site for the agenda or contact the executive director's office at (509) 737-6356.

The Aug. 15 Board meeting will be held at the downtown Pasco branch, 1320 W Hopkins St, Pasco WA.

Agenda for August 15, 2017

Minutes

The minutes of Board meetings are available on the public web site. Please check the web site for the minutes or contact the executive director's office at (509) 737-6356.

Meeting Minutes for July 18, 2017

Financial Information

Mid-Columbia Libraries' financial support comes from property taxes from unincorporated Benton and Franklin Counties, annexed cities of Kahlotus, Benton City, Connell, Kennewick, and Mesa, and from service contracts with the cities of Pasco, Othello and West Richland.

2017 Budget

Tom Callahan

Chairman (Benton County)
(509) 737-0615

Susan Paysse

Member (Franklin County)
(509) 551-0262

Martin Valadez

Vice-Chairman (Franklin County)
 

Ashley Coronado

Member (Benton County)
(509) 240-2449

Louise Matzner

Secretary (Benton County)
(509) 786-3774

Doug Wadsworth

Member (Benton County)
 

Sandy LePage

Member (Franklin County)
(509) 547-6015