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.


Board of Trustees

Marv Waschke

Marvin Waschke, Chair
Finance Committee
IT Committee
Personnel Committee
WCLF Liaison
Second Term
Expires 1/31/2023

Lori Jump, Vice Chair
Community Relations Committee
IT Committee
Second Term
Expires 1/31/2024

Matthew Santos

Matthew Santos
Community Relations Committee
First Term
Expires 1/31/2025

Photo of Library Director Rod Lofdahl

Rodney Lofdahl
Finance Committee
Personnel Committee
Second Term
Expires 1/31/2026
Erika Nuerenberg

Erika Lautenbach, Secretary
Second Term
Expires 1/31/2027
Christine Perkins

Christine Perkins
Executive Director
Whatcom County Library System
Contact Executive Director

Public Meetings

The Board holds its regular 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 Ruth.Nail@wcls.org at least three business days in advance of the meeting.

Board of Trustees Meetings are open to the public in accordance with RCW 42.30. The Board is currently holding meetings with options for in-person or remote participation. This year’s meeting dates and locations are shown below. Persons wishing to be provided an internet link or telephone number to access the meeting are asked to please email Ruth.Nail@wcls.org before the meeting, in accordance with the agenda notice, or at least three business days in advance of the meeting if special accommodations are required to attend the meeting. Written public comments may be submitted to Ruth.Nail@wcls.org prior to the meeting.

2022 Meeting Dates: Location:
January 18 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
February 15 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
March 15 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
April 19 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
May 17 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
June 21 Zoom and Ferndale Public Library
June 30 Special Meeting Zoom and Ferndale Public Library – Board Facilities Planning Retreat
July 19 Zoom and Administrative Services
August 16 Zoom and Administrative Services
September 20 Zoom and Administrative Services
October 18 Ferndale Public Library and Zoom
November 15 Ferndale Public Library and Zoom
December 20 Ferndale Public Library and Zoom

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