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Board of Trustees

The NCW Libraries Board of Trustees is composed of 7 members who are appointed by joint resolutions of the commissioners who represent the five counties of the NCW Libraries service area. Trustees serve as volunteers for up to two seven-year terms. The Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for assuring that federal and state laws are reflected in library policies and procedures and that the constitutional rights of individuals are protected.

All NCW Libraries Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public and subject to the Open Public Meetings Act. Meetings are currently being held via teleconference only.

Any member of the public wishing to attend a meeting should send an email to Tim Dillman, Board Clerk, at tdillman@ncwlibraries.orgcreate new email.

Board Meeting Schedule & Materials

NCW Libraries Board of Trustees typically holds regular public meetings on the third Thursday of each month. Occasionally the meeting time, date and location varies or special meetings are scheduled. Changes to the schedule become available at least one week in advance.

Meeting

Time, date, location of meeting, Regular or Special meeting

Agenda

Published 24 hours before meeting

Approved Minutes

Posted after approval at subsequent meeting

February 3, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Board Room, Distribution Center
Regular meeting
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February 3, 2022
2:28 p.m. – Board Room, Distribution Center
Executive meeting
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February 17, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Board Room, Distribution Center
Regular meeting
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March 17, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Board Room, Distribution Center
Regular meeting
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April 21, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Board Room, Distribution Center
Regular meeting
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May 19, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Board Room, Distribution Center
Regular meeting
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June 16, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Board Room, Distribution Center
Regular meeting
July 21, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Board Room, Distribution Center
Regular meeting
August 18, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Board Room, Distribution Center
Regular meeting
September 15, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Board Room, Distribution Center
Regular meeting
October 20, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Board Room, Distribution Center
Regular meeting
November 17, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Board Room, Distribution Center
Regular meeting
December 15, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Board Room, Distribution Center
Regular meeting

 

Meeting Archives

View and download: Archived Minutes

Current Board Members

Kathleen Allstot

Kathleen Allstot

Grant County

As a Grant County representative to the NCW Libraries Board, Kathleen brings a variety of life experiences. She is a retired teacher & school librarian, having taught middle school, high school and at the college level in Olsztyn, Poland, Oroville (WA), and Ephrata (WA) for 39 years. A local and state-level officer of the Washington Library Media Association, president of the Ephrata Education Association, board member of Our Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and a council member on the Ephrata City Council since 2003, Kathleen believes in being part of the community. Her first memories of library visits begin with the Moses Lake Library in the early 1960s and her two children chose books from the Oroville Public Library as toddlers.

Lisa Karstetter

Lisa Karstetter

Grant County

Lisa and her husband Kent live in Quincy and farm along with two of their three adult sons. Lisa works for Microsoft where she is the Community Outreach Manager and is responsible for rolling out the TechSpark program in NCW and acts as the community lead for the data centers in the area. Prior to this, Lisa was employed by Yahoo for 10 years as the Global Community Outreach Strategist for their Data Center Operations team. Lisa was Executive Director for the Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce for 7 years and serves on the Grant County Economic Development Board, the Grant County Industrial Alliance board and is on the Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance Advisory board. Lisa is originally from Othello, WA and graduated from Whitworth College in 1989 with a degree in Business Communications. Whenever she has spare time, you will find her on the Columbia River, entertaining friends or traveling the world to learn about other cultures.

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Ferry County

NCW Libraries is seeking applications for a Ferry County Representative for the library board of trustees. Ferry County citizens with a variety of skill sets including, but not limited to, communication, public relations, budgeting, policy review and library science, as well as anyone with a passion for libraries and the role they play in society, are encouraged to apply.

This dynamic seven-member board is responsible for the development of library policies and procedures and acts as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners on matters relating to the library. There is no financial compensation, but there is ample opportunity for meaningful public service.

The qualified applicant would be appointed by the Ferry County Commissioners to serve through the end of 2026. Interested residents should email a resume which includes related community and volunteer experiences, as well as a letter of interest addressed to Board Chair Kathleen Allstot, to the NCW Libraries Executive Assistant Tim Dillman – tdillman@ncwlibraries.orgcreate new email

For more information about the library board, please call NCW Libraries Executive Director Barbara Walters at 509-663-1117 ext. 129.

Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell

Chelan County

Jim is the Douglas County Civil Deputy Prosecutor serving as the county legal advisor/counsel for all elected and appointed officials and agencies for all non-criminal matters. Prior to moving to Wenatchee, he served as a criminal prosecutor in Western Washington, and at the US Attorney’s Office in San Francisco. Jim is also a retired US Navy Command Master Chief, having served, among other assignments, as a Strategic Operations Advisor on the National Emergency Airborne Command Post, Chief of the Boat on the USS Florida, and Command Master Chief of Submarine Squadron 17 in Bangor. Jim currently sits on the National District Attorneys Association Veteran’s Advisory Board, the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys’ Civil Committee, and the North Central Washington Accountable Community of Health Opiod Stakeholder Work Group. A lifelong outdoor lover, he is a former alpine climbing guide, current US Ski and Snowboard certified alpine race coach, and USA Snowboard and Freeski Association certified freestyle coach, seen on some weekends tearing it up with the Mission Ridge Ski Team Youth Ski League little rippers.

Jill Sheley

Jill Sheley

Okanogan County

Jill is native Texan and a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BBA in Accounting. After working for five years as an auditor and consultant with an international accounting and consulting firm in Houston, Jill relocated to Seattle to serve clients in the Pacific Northwest. Since founding her management consulting company, S2 Advisors, in 1997, Jill has delivered value to clients by guiding strategic and tactical business planning and implementing complex process and technology improvements. Along with her husband, Jill moved to Winthrop in 2009 to chase her twin sons around ski trails, down the slopes of the Loup and on mountain biking trails all over the Methow Valley. She is a member of three book clubs. Jill founded the Junior Golf Program at Bear Creek, serves as the Treasurer of the Confluence Art Gallery in Twisp and has volunteered as a Nordic ski coach, an alpine race coordinator, a Guardian Angel and a high school tutor. She strongly believes in the power of public spaces to draw people together and envisions libraries in which every single person feels welcome and delighted to enter the front door.

Denise Sorom

Denise Sorom

Chelan County

Denise Sorom is a native of the Seattle, Washington area. She received her BA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and her MA in Business with a major in Arts Administration from the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to attending graduate school, Denise worked in San Francisco and Seattle as a producer for large-scale digital media and web development projects. Throughout her education and career, Denise remained active in the arts, working at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Denise joined the staff Rochester Art Center in Minnesota in 2003 and became its Executive Director in 2005. In Rochester, Denise was heavily involved with arts initiatives throughout the community, serving on the Rochester Downtown Alliance’s Avenue of the Arts Committee, the Arts Administrators Round Table, and the board of the Rochester Arts Council. In Eugene, Oregon, Denise worked for the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences as a Development Associate and then at the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History as its Marketing and Special Projects coordinator. In June 2013, Denise and her husband Abe and their three children relocated to Abe’s hometown of Wenatchee to raise their children and enjoy proximity to their families. Denise enjoys hiking, running, skiing, tennis and the arts.

Nancy Spurgeon

Nancy Spurgeon

Douglas County

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