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
Personnel Committee
WCLF Liaison
Second Term
Expires 1/31/2023
Photo coming soon

Claudia Disend, Secretary
Community Relations Committee
Personnel Committee
First Term
Expires 1/31/2025

Lori Jump

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

Erika Nuerenberg

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

Rodney Lofdahl
Finance Committee
Personnel Committee
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.

***In response to the current COVID-19 epidemic, the Library Board of Trustees of the Whatcom County Library System will be holding their regular monthly meeting on May 19, 2020 via teleconference, in accordance with the May extension of Proclamation 20-28 by the Governor of the State of Washington. Board of Trustees Meetings are open to the public. Persons wishing to be provided an internet link or telephone number to access the meeting are asked to please contact Ruth Nail, Administrative Assistant, at or (360) 305-3641 before 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 18.

2020 Meeting Dates: Location:
January 21 Administrative Services
February 18 Administrative Services
March 17 Administrative Services
March 19 Special Meeting Administrative Services
April 21 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
May 19 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
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