Board of Trustees

The next regular public meeting will be Monday, October 21 in Stevenson. Agenda (PDF)

Meet the Board of Trustees

The library Board of Trustees is composed of seven positions representing all of Fort Vancouver Regional Library District. Board members are not compensated for their time and are essentially volunteers. They are appointed by a joint resolution of the commissioners of Clark, Skamania and Klickitat Counties, generally for 7-year terms. The three counties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (it includes an amendment) that specifies details about board members' appointments. Clark County has a Resolution that describes their appointing procedures.

Brian Caricco
Position #5 (Clark County/City of Vancouver)

Libraries are important to Brian's family—his two young children make regular use of the FVRL system. "The library was an important part of my childhood and books are an important part of my life," says Brian. "I feel that libraries are vital to our communities as places where all citizens can have access to information."

Bill Yee
Position #3 (Skamania County)

A frequent library user and avid supporter, Bill is a member of Friends of Stevenson Community Library and also participated on our citizen Strategic Planning Committee in 2004-2005.

Sandra Day
Position #1 (Clark County)

Sandra has a passion for partnering with local organizations and residents, providing library access to all, and introducing social and emotional-intelligence programs to learning activities to deliver imaginative possibilities.

Kelly Smith
Position #2 (Clark County/City of Vancouver)

"I have always loved the institution of public libraries, and I believe they are fundamental to a free society. In addition to their vital function as a free source of information and literature, libraries act as community centers, resource centers, and child development centers."

Jane Higgins
Position #4 (Clark County)

"I believe that an easily accessed community library must be available to all of our citizens. Libraries were important in ancient civilizations, they have remained important throughout time, and they are even more important today."

Portia Masterson
Position #6 (Klickitat County)

Portia has visited hundreds of libraries in small towns and big cities across the western US, which has given her “a broader understanding of the importance of libraries in democracy as well as the role of libraries in the digital age.”

Dave Mercier
Position #7 (Clark County)

"I think of libraries as life-long learning, entertainment and research centers of special appeal because of the open access afforded people of all stripes without regards to their personal characteristics or socio-economic status. The community connections and resources on offer promote literacy, the acquisition of knowledge and enjoyment—outcomes beneficial to community and patrons alike."