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

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
Second Term
Expires 1/31/2026
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 pandemic, the Library Board of Trustees of the Whatcom County Library System will be holding their regular monthly meeting on July 20, 2021, via teleconference, in accordance with Proclamation 20-28, and its extensions, 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 Ruth.Nail@wcls.org or (360) 305-3641 before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 19. Persons with special needs or disabilities who require accommodations to attend the meeting are asked to please contact us at least three business days in advance of the meeting.

2021 Meeting Dates: Location:
January 14 Special Meeting Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
January 19 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
February 16 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
March 16 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
April 20 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
May 18 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
June 3 – Special Meeting Deming Library. *Public attendance via teleconference. Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
June 15 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
July 20 Via Teleconference***Please see contact information above to request link or phone-in details.
August 17 Administrative Services
September 21 Everson Library
October 19 Administrative Services
November 16 Administrative Services
December 21 Administrative Services

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