Library Board of Trustees

The five volunteer members of the WCLS Board of Trustees are appointed by the Whatcom County Executive. The Library Board is responsible for budget oversight and setting policy for WCLS. Day to day management is entrusted to the Executive Director, who is hired by the Board. Regular public meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month – see the meeting schedule below for dates and locations.

We are currently recruiting applicants for a Board of Trustees position that will become vacant on January 31, 2017. If you are interested, please fill out an online application.


Marvin Waschke, Board Chair
Services Committee
Finance Committee

First Term
Expires 1/31/2018


June Hahn, Board Vice Chair
Community Relations Committee
Finance Committee

Second Term
Expires 1/31/2020


Lori Jump, Board Secretary
Community Relations Committee
Services Committee

First Term
Expires 1/31/2019


Gwen Vanderhage
Personnel Committee
Services Committee

First Term
Expires 1/31/2017


Brad Cornwell
Foundation Liaison
Personnel Committee

First Term
Expires 1/31/2021

Christine Perkins

Christine Perkins
Executive Director
Whatcom County Library System

Contact Executive Director

The Board holds public meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Locations vary. Changes to the schedule become available at least one week in advance. Persons with special needs or disabilities who will need accommodations to attend the meetings are asked to please contact us at (360) 305-3600 at least three business days in advance of the meeting.

2016 Meeting Dates: Location:
January 19 Administrative Services
February 16 Administrative Services
March 15 Administrative Services
April 19 Ferndale Public Library
May 17 Point Roberts Library (9:30 a.m.)
June 21 Deming Library
July 19 Administrative Services
August 16 Island Library
September 20 Administrative Services
October 18 South Whatcom Library
November 15 Administrative Services
December 20 Administrative Services