The Library Board serves in an advisory capacity to Maple Valley City Council on matters regarding the activities and business operations of the Maple Valley Library and act as a liaison between the Maple Valley Library, the City of Maple Valley, and the King County Library System Board of Trustees and staff.
There are five voting members of the Library Advisory Board, one Alternate member, and one youth-at-large member. At least three of the voting members are to be residents of the City. Up to two members may reside within the Maple Valley Library Service Area or own, operate or be employed by business entities located within the Maple Valley Service Area as defined by the King County Library System. The youth-at-large member shall be a junior high or high school student and a resident of the City.
Current Library Advisory Board members are:
- Ken Kinnear, Chair
- Paul Hutton, Vice Chair
- Viki Kychakoff
- Michael Pearce
- Vacant (Alternate)
- Alison Barlow, Youth at Large
The Library Advisory Board meets every other month on the first Thursday at 7:00 p.m., at the Maple Valley Library. All meetings are open to the public.
To contact members of the Library Advisory Board please contact staff liaison Shaunna Lee-Rice at email@example.com or 425-413-8800.
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
City Seeks Library Advisory Board Volunteers
The City of Maple Valley is recruiting applicants for two appointments to serve on the City’s Library Advisory Board. The City of Maple Valley is recruiting applicants for one regular member and one alternate member to serve on the City’s Library Advisory Board. The regular appointed members will serve the remainder of a three-year term January 2019 through December 2021. The alternate will serve the remainder of a three-year term January 2019 through December 2021. The Library Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council and coordinates with the Board of Trustees of the King County Library System. Board activities include making recommendations for library services and proposed facilities, attending and providing input during the King County Library System annual budget hearings, and preparing and presenting an annual report of library operations to the City Council.
The five-member Board meets bimonthly on the first Thursday of the month, at 7:00 p.m., with the first meeting of each year taking place in February. Appointment to the Board shall be made by the Mayor, with confirmation by the City Council. Applicants must be residents of the City of Maple Valley or reside within the Maple Valley Library Service Area or own, operate or be employed by business entities located within the Maple Valley Service Area as defined by the King County Library System.
If you are interested in serving your community through this unique opportunity, please stop by City Hall, 22017 SE Wax Road, Suite 200, or the Maple Valley Library, 21844 SE 248th Street, and fill out an application, or download the application at the City's website, http://www.maplevalleywa.gov. Applications will be received through June 28, 2019. Applicants will attend a Council Meeting in order to be interviewed by City Council.