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Library seeks candidates for Board of Trustees position

The Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy on the board. The position will be open on January 1, 2021, and a first review of applications will begin October 2, 2020.

The Board of Trustees is the governing and policy-making board for the Bellingham Public Library. Board positions are voluntary, and residents chosen to fill them are selected to serve five-year terms.

“This is a pivotal time for the Bellingham Public Library, as we work to interpret and implement our newly-adopted strategic plan for the changing realities of our community,” Library Director Rebecca Judd said. “The position of Trustee is an important and rewarding volunteer leadership role, and we look forward to welcoming a new Board member soon.”

We encourage applications from people who believe in the mission of the public library, are inspired to learn and articulate the Library’s vision, and who are familiar with our community. All applicants must presently live within Bellingham City limits and have done so for at least one year.

You can find information about the Library and the Board of Trustees on the Bellingham Public Library website:

How to apply

You can find information about applying for the Library Board of Trustees on the City of Bellingham website (PDF). Please return your completed application to the City of Bellingham Mayor’s Office. The Board of Trustees will review applications and conduct interviews this Fall. The Mayor will interview final candidates and will recommend a candidate to the Bellingham City Council for approval. For more information about the Library and the responsibilities of the Library Board, please contact Bellingham Public Library Director Rebecca Judd, rejudd@cob.org or 360-778-7221. If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 360-778-8100 or mayorsoffice@cob.org.

Photo credit: Central Library at dusk by Kenni Merritt