Budget and finance

A permanent tax supports the library district, which was created when voters approved Measure 17-79 on May 16, 2017.

Josephine Community Library District is supported by a permanent tax rate of 39 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value for property owners within the district. The district serves about 39,000 residents in four noncontiguous areas surrounding the branch libraries in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek, along with additional properties which have been approved for annexation into the district. In addition to the tax base, the district collects revenue fees, interest earnings, grants, and donations. Most donations are raised by the library district’s support groups: the Josephine Community Library Foundation and Friends of the Library. For detailed information about the district’s revenues and expenditures, please refer to the budgets below.

Budget Committee Meeting

The Josephine Community Library District Budget Committee will meet at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 in the Ben Bones Room of the Grants Pass branch, 200 NW C Street in Grants Pass. The agenda will include the FY24 budget message and public comment.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after Friday, March 31, 2023 during open hours at the Grants Pass branch. Click here for open hours.

Budget history

FY24: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

FY23: July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

FY22: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

FY21: July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Budget Committee members

Gina Marie Agosta
Board member, 2019-2023
Patient experience coordinator, Asante
Former nonprofit executive director
Brenda Aguilera
Board member, 2019-2023
Program manager, Project Youth Plus
Former Spanish teacher, Grants Pass High School
Pat Fahey
Board member, 2019-2023
General manager, Sutherlin Sanitary Service
Laurel Samson
Board member, 2021-2025
City government consultant and retired city manager, City of Grants Pass
Rachele Selvig
Board member, 2021-2025
Partner, Davis, Hearn, Anderson & Turner, P.C.
Bill Kohn, MD
Appointee, 2023-2027
Physician, retired
Lawton Lesueur
Appointee, 2023-2027
Owner, Midland Empire Insurance
Jay Meredith, CPA
Appointee, 2021-2025
Chief financial officer, American Mineral Research
Former finance director, City of Grants Pass
Cassie Robinson, MSA
Appointee, 2020-2024
Finance director, Club Northwest
Joanne Stumpf
Appointee, 2020-2024
Finance director, City of Grants Pass, retired