Georgia Lomax became Executive Director for Pierce County Library System in November 2014. She oversees a budget of $28 million, more than 400 employees, 20 library locations and extensive online and outreach services.
Lomax served as the library’s deputy director since 2006. Prior to joining Pierce County, Lomax worked for the King County Library System in Seattle, the Flathead County Library System and the Miles City Public Library, both in Montana.
Lomax sits on the executive board of Tacoma Community House and serves on the University of Washington iSchool Advisory Board. Nationally, she sits on the Public Library Association (PLA) Board of Directors. She was named a “Mover and Shaker” by the “Library Journal” in 2010 and also won the Allie Beth Martin Award from PLA in 2006.
Lomax earned her master of library science degree from the University of Washington and her bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from Washington State University. Lomax hails from Des Moines, Wash., and now resides in Sumner, Wash. She is an avid sailor and races regularly aboard the 46-foot New Haven moored in Seattle.
Lomax is the library’s fourth director.
Established in 1946, Pierce County Library System includes unincorporated Pierce County and 15 annexed cities and towns. The library serves more than 564,000 people and lends more than 7.5 million items each year. The library is an independent taxing district reporting to a Board of Trustees. Local taxpayers fund 96 percent of the library’s revenues through property taxes. In 2013, Pierce County Library earned the coveted National Medal for Museum and Library Service award.
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