The Pierce County Library System Board of Trustees are volunteers appointed by the County Executive, and confirmed by the County Council. They set Library System Policies and oversee budgetary and labor-relations matters. The Board is committed to an ongoing planning effort with emphasis on involvement from the community.
Linda Ishem, a University Place resident, is currently an assistant professor with the University of Washington Tacoma’s Urban Studies Program. Before working for the university, Ishem held posts with Pierce County’s Department of Community Services, as the director, and prior to that as a manager and an acting assistant director with the Washington State Department of Community Development. Ishem actively participates with community organizations and recently served on The Non-Profit Center and Northwest African American Museum. Since 2006 she has advised students in their community service work with nonprofit organizations.
Term expires: Feb. 14, 2019
Robert Allen, a Gig Harbor resident, is a Community Researcher/Policy Analyst for Pierce County. Allen has worked for Pierce County since 1998, researching and analyzing demographic and economic data to build and support communities.
His work has helped found several nonprofit organizations, including Sustainable Pierce County, The Rainier Discovery Center and Visit Rainier. Allen also served on the Pierce County FARM Board, advising the Pierce County Council on agricultural policy issues.
Term expires: Aug. 5, 2016
Donna Albers, Managing Partner of Albers & Company, serves in the workplace benefits firm providing employee benefits to businesses and organizations throughout western Washington. She has been in the employee benefits business for more than 35 years and worked with Albers & Company since 1996.
Albers, a Lakewood resident, contributes to a variety of community involvement activities, spanning co-chair of United Way of Pierce County’s annual community giving campaign, member of Pierce County Library Foundation Board of Directors, and events chair for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees.
Term Expires: Aug. 13, 2019
J.J. McCament served on the Library's Foundation Board for nine years, acting as board president 2000 - 2002. McCament has a 25-year career in real estate, economic development and education. She recently opened her own firm, McCament & Rogers. Prior to that, she was a member of the City of Tacoma's Economic Development Department.
Term expires: March 31, 2017
Al Rose is the Executive Director Justice Services Pierce County. He is a very active volunteer with the All Saints Catholic Church and served on the Summit View Land Use Advisory Committee.
Term expires: July 20, 2015
Board members can be contacted by sending e-mail to Executive Director or at:
Processing and Administrative Center
3005 112th St. E.
Tacoma, WA 98446-2215
253-548-3445 - phone
253-537-4600 - fax
Board Issues and Discussions
Note: The most current Agenda is generally made available during the week prior to the scheduled meeting. Minutes are not normally available until approved at the next month's meeting. Unless noted, all meetings take place in the 2nd Floor Board Room at the Processing and Administrative Center (PAC).
Tel: 253-548-3300 Fax: 253-537-4600 Washington Relay TTY: 711
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