Board of Trustees

About the Trustees
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The Board of Trustees is the governing body for Spokane County Library District, an independent special-purpose district created by voters in 1942 to provide public library services to unincorporated Spokane County and affiliated cities.

The five-member Board establishes Library District policies, oversees finances and levies the property tax that comprises the majority of District funding.

Trustees are unpaid volunteers appointed by Spokane County Commissioners and may serve a maximum of two consecutive five-year terms.

Meetings
Board meetings held on the third Tuesday of every month at 4pm. Meetings usually take place at the Argonne Library public meeting room adjacent to the District’s Administrative Offices, but are occasionally held at other libraries as well.

Dates, times and locations of meetings are subject to change, so please call 893.8200 or check here to confirm details.

A preliminary meeting agenda is available on the Wednesday preceding the meeting date. The agenda is posted on the District’s website, at our libraries, and is available at the Administrative Offices.

About the Trustees

Chair: Tim Hattenburg

Trustees Post TimTim Hattenburg is a retired North Pines Junior High history teacher, athletic director, and coach. He is serving his second five-year term on the Board, and is currently the Board of Trustees Chair.

A graduate of Central Valley High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree in education at Washington State University. He completed his post-graduate work at Eastern and Gonzaga Universities and Whitworth College.

Hattenburg is currently writing a nonfiction story with a publication target of 2014. The story is about a child (now an adult living in Spokane) who witnessed the murder of his parents 80 years ago. He also is working with a non-profit group ensuring the reduction of class sizes in the state of Washington.

Vice-Chair: Mark Johnson

Trustees Post MarkMedical Lake resident Mark Johnson was appointed to the Board of Trustees in January 2012. The general manager of a local highway construction firm, Johnson is a graduate of the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in construction management.

Johnson and his family are active library members, with the belief that the library is an important resource to protect and nurture.

In addition to being on the Spokane County Library District board, Johnson is a member of a highway advisory committee, and enjoys white water rafting.

Trustee: John Craig

Trustees_Post_JohnJohn Craig joined the board in February 2014. A graduate of the University of Oregon, he has more than 35 years of experience as a newspaper editor and reporter, including coverage of the Spokane Valley and Spokane County governments for The Spokesman-Review.

Now retired, he is a volunteer court visitor in the Spokane County Superior Court Guardianship Monitoring Program.

Craig sees similarities in the roles of libraries and newspapers: Both strive to present useful information objectively. As well as a good book, he enjoys bicycling, photography and travel.

Trustee: Sonja Carlson

Trustees_Post_SonjaSonja Carlson was appointed to the Board of Trustees in September 2014. A graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead and Whitworth University, Carlson is the administrator of a certified public accounting firm in Spokane Valley.

Carlson believes the library is a vibrant cornerstone of the community as a relevant and significant resource for knowledge, connection, and education.

Carlson is an active community member with volunteer work that includes Habitat for Humanity and the MS Society.

Trustee: Kristin Thompson

Trustees_Post_KristinKristin Thompson was appointed to the Board of Trustees in May 2014. Thompson is an experienced attorney with a background in estate planning and civil litigation.

She currently works as a trust officer for US Bank specializing in the administration of Special Needs Trusts and leads a team of individuals committed to the betterment of the lives of the disabled clients they serve.

Thompson is an active community member with Rotary, Upward Sports and the Spokane Guild School.

 

 

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Meeting Minutes

Board of Trustees meeting minutes are formally approved at the following month’s regular meeting. Since only approved minutes are included on this page, they are always at least a month behind the current date.

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