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, Board Chair
Services Committee
Finance Committee
Second Term
Expires 1/31/2023
Photo coming soon

Claudia Disend
First Term
Expires 1/31/2025

Lori Jump

Lori Jump, Board Secretary
Community Relations Committee
Services Committee
Second Term
Expires 1/31/2024
Erika Nuerenberg

Erika Lautenbach
Personnel Committee
First Term
Expires 1/31/2022
Photo of Library Director Rod Lofdahl

Rodney Lofdahl
First Term
Expires 1/31/2021
Christine Perkins

Christine Perkins
Executive Director
Whatcom County Library System
Contact Executive Director

Public Meetings

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.

2020 Meeting Dates: Location:
January 21 Administrative Services
February 18 Administrative Services
March 17 Administrative Services
March 19 Special Meeting Administrative Services
April 21 Administrative Services
May 19 Administrative Services
June 16 Administrative Services
July 21 Administrative Services
August 18 Lynden Library
September 15 Deming Library
October 20 Administrative Services
November 17 Administrative Services
December 15 Administrative Services

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