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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

Officers of the Board

President: Donna Gerardi Riordan

Vice-President: Margaret Payne

Board Secretary: Tom Fiscus

Recording Secretary:
Mary Pugh
Orcas Island Public Library
500 Rose Street
Eastsound, WA 98245

Active Committees

Community Relations: Donna Gerardi Riordan & Tom Fiscus, Co-Chairs

Systems & Facilities: Margaret Payne, Chair

Finance: Regina Zwilling, Chair

Policy & Personnel: Moana Kutsche, Chair

Board Meeting Minutes

Current Year

  • January 2015
  • February 2015
  • March 2015
  • April 2015
  • May 2015
  • June 2015
  • July 2015
  • August 2015
  • September 2015
  • October 2015
  • November 2015
  • December 2015

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