Board of Trustees

Martin Munguia

Martin Munguia
President

Resident of Snohomish

Susan Kostick

Susan Kostick
Vice President

Resident of Edmonds

Kelli Smith

Kelli Smith
Secretary

Resident of Darrington

Marti Anamosa

Marti Anamosa
Resident of South Whidbey Island

Rose Olson

Rose Olson
Resident of Camano Island

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan
Resident of Lake Stevens

Rico Tessandore

Rico Tessandore
Resident of Edmonds

About the Board of Trustees

A seven-member Board of Trustees governs Sno-Isle Libraries, a regional rural library district. Five trustees are appointed by the Snohomish County Council and two by the Island County Commission. A full term is seven years. Trustees serve as volunteers; their business expenses are reimbursed. Regular meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month.

The Board of Trustees sets library policies, reviews and approves the annual budget, and determines the general direction of the district. The Board of Trustees is established under the laws of the State of Washington. Trustees represent Sno-Isle Libraries to the community and advocate for the library district at the local and state level.

Date Time Location
2020 Regular Meetings
Monday, January 6 5:00 P.M. Service Center
Monday, February 24 5:00 P.M. Service Center
Monday, March 23 5:00 P.M. Cancelled**
Monday, April 27 5:00 P.M. Zoom webinar
Webinar ID: 922 3312 2077
https://zoom.us/j/92233122077
Dial in: +1 253-215-8782 or +1 669-900-6833
Monday, May 18 5:00 P.M. Zoom webinar
Webinar ID: 834 3582 1405
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83435821405
Dial in: +1 253-215-8782 or +1-669-900-6833
Monday, June 22 5:00 P.M. Zoom webinar
Webinar ID: 829 9762 1573
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82997621573
Dial in: +1 253-215-8782 or +1 669-900-6833
Monday, July 27 5:00 P.M. Lynnwood Library
Monday, September 21 5:00 P.M. Service Center
Monday, October 26 5:00 P.M. Snohomish Library
Monday, November 30 5:00 P.M. Service Center
2020 Special Meetings
Wednesday, January 8 12:00 P.M. Cancelled**
Saturday, February 1 8:00am Board Retreat
Location: Tulalip Resort and Casino

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to state the conduct that is expected of the Sno-Isle Board of Trustee members and to outline member roles and responsibilities with regard to member conduct.

Scope

The Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees responsibilities are limited to policy-making decisions, planning, budgeting, evaluations, and the overseeing of the Executive Director.

Board members will comply with all federal and state laws and the American Library Association Code of Ethics.

Associated Policies and Laws

Implementation

  • Support and promote the benefits of the public library system.
  • Comply with all national, state and local laws, rules and regulations regarding public libraries and follow only legal, professional, and ethical procedures to bring about desired changes.
  • Join fellow members on the board, the staff, and the community in the continuing study of the nature, value, and direction of public libraries in our society in order to facilitate needed changes and growth patterns.
  • Support the maintenance of a comprehensive and balanced collection.
  • Work to keep all library policies and Trustee conduct free of racism, sexism, bigotry and intolerance. Support and uphold Sno-Isle's Personnel Practices Policy 2-7: Non-Discrimination and Harassment regarding personal conduct and interactions with fellow Trustees and employees of Sno-Isle Libraries.
  • Recognize the need for trust as the basis for team building and shared leadership in all interactions regarding the Library. Make decisions on issues before the Board and reach conclusions only after deliberation and full public debate with fellow board members.
  • Attend required regular and committee meetings, read distributed materials and information, and participate in discussions/votes.
  • Accept the responsibility to work with the Executive Director and respect the professional expertise of the Sno-Isle Libraries staff and acknowledge that the internal operation of the library system is the responsibility of the Executive Director. Refer all questions and complaints about Library operations to the Executive Director and act on such complaints in a public forum only after the Executive Director has reviewed them and only if a policy revision is necessary or legal ramifications are involved.
  • Recognize the need to excuse oneself immediately whenever the appearance of a conflict of interest exists or an actual conflict exists.
  • Participate in official board discussions and decisions, and recognize that authority rests with the whole board assembled in public meetings and make no personal promises nor take any private action, which may compromise the board. Nor when representing the board, promote the special interests of individuals, self, organizations, or political views which may be in conflict with the role of the library to serve the entire public.
  • Uphold all policies adopted by the board. Acknowledge that it is appropriate for trustees to state their opposition during board discussion of an issue, and register their dissent at any meeting. Acknowledge that a dissenting board member may publicly state that he or she dissented on an issue and why he or she voted against it but that he or she should not undermine or interfere with implementation of the final decisions of the board. Agree that if a board member is so strongly opposed to the actions of the Board that he or she cannot support the decision, he or she should consider resignation from the Board.
  • Support the vision and mission of the Sno-Isle Libraries and embrace the First Amendment, relevant principles of WLA and ALA, and the right of our customers to pursue knowledge for their enrichment and continued education.

Policy History

Date approved: 9/2019
Next review date: 9/2023
Adopted: 2003