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: 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.

First term expires December 31, 2018.

 

Vice Chair: Mark Johnson

Trustees Post Mark 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.

Second term expires December 31, 2021.

 

Trustee: Sonja Carlson

Trustees_Post_SonjaSonja Carlson was appointed to the Board of Trustees in September 2014. She is a  graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead and Whitworth University.

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

An active community member with volunteer work, Carlson works with Habitat for Humanity and the MS Society.

Second term expires December 31, 2019.

 

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 is a vice president and trust officer for Washington Trust Bank. Thompson specializes in the administration of special needs trusts, working for the betterment of the lives of the disabled clients she serves, as well as general wealth management.

Thompson is an active community member with Rotary and is president/co-founder of Joshua 1:Nine Ministries.

Second term expires December 31, 2022.

 

Trustee: Wes Teterud

 Wes Teterud was appointed to the Board of Trustees in January 2016. Teterud holds a doctorate from Western Seminary and has 22 years of experience as a financial service professional.

Teterud believes libraries are a priceless legacy for future generations, and that he is fortunate to be in a position to assist in enhancing the already tremendous services offered to the community.

In addition to being on the Spokane County Library District board, Teterud is the founder and president of a nonprofit organization focused on assisting and advocating for widows in the Spokane area.

First term expires December 31, 2020.

 

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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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