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Board of Trustees

Orcas Island Library District

The Board of Trustees of the Orcas Island Library District meets at 8:30am on the second Tuesday of every month. Meetings are held in the Community Meeting Room of the Orcas Island Public Library. The public is welcome to attend.

Directory of Trustees

Tom Fiscus

July, 2012 – December, 2013

P O Box 1810
Eastsound WA 98245
376-3988
Email Tom

Rachel Newcombe

January, 2010 – December, 2014

P.O. Box 1753
Eastsound WA 98245
378-5883
Email Rachel

Margaret Payne

October, 2011 – December, 2016

304 Lover's Lane
Eastsound WA 98245
253-302-9769
Email Margaret

Donna Gerardi Riordan

January, 2011 – December, 2015

Eastsound, WA 98245
376-3717
Email Donna

Regina Zwilling

August, 2013 – December, 2014

Eastsound WA 98245
317-4674
Email Regina

Officers of the Board

President: Rachel Newcombe

Vice-President: Donna Riordan

Board Secretary: Margaret Payne

Recording Secretary: Mary Pugh
Orcas Island Public Library
500 Rose Street
Eastsound, WA 98245
mpugh@orcaslibrary.org

Active Committees

Collection Management: Margaret Payne, Chair

Community Relations: Tom Fiscus, Chair

Facilities: Margaret Payne, Chair

Systems: Facilities & Systems Margaret Payne (Facilities) & Regina Zwilling (Systems), Co-Chairs

Finance: Donna Riordan, Chair

Policy & Personnel: Rachel Newcombe, Chair

Board Meeting Minutes

Current Year

  • January 2014
  • February 2014
  • March 2014
  • April 2014
  • May 2014
  • June 2014
  • July 2014
  • August 2014
  • September 2014
  • October 2014
  • November 2014
  • December 2014

Past Year Archives

Guidelines for Public Comment at Library Board Meetings

  1. Typically, there are two public comment sessions defined on the agenda. Public comment is limited to these sessions:
    1. During the first session, general comments are welcome, but additional agenda items will not be accepted.
    2. At the second session, members of the public are requested to limit their comments to agenda items that are being discussed at the current meeting.
  2. At the meeting chair's discretion, additional public comment sessions or minutes may be allowed.
  3. Any member of the public wishing to have an item considered for addition to the agenda is asked to contact either the library director or the board president at least one week before the next library board meeting.
  4. Members of the public who wish to speak are asked to identify themselves to the board before speaking.
  5. Members of the public are limited to a maximum of five minutes of comments in each of the two public comment sessions.
  6. In the Public Library Trustee Summary Manual published by the Washington State Library, it states that "although a board meeting is held in public, it is not a public hearing." Public comments will be addressed to the entire library board, but normally there will not be a response from either board members or the director. It is at the meeting chair's discretion to allow any response or discussion of public comments.
  7. There is no guarantee that suggestions brought forth by the public during public comment sessions will be addressed by the board at the current or a future meeting.

Adopted February 8, 2010