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 history

FY22: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

FY21: July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

FY20: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Budget Committee members

Gina Marie Agosta
Board member, 2019-2023
Patient experience coordinator, Asante
Former nonprofit executive director
Rachele Selvig
Board member, 2021-2025
Partner, Cauble, Selvig &Whittington, LLP
Pat Fahey
Board President, 2019-2023, Budget Committee Chair
General manager, Sutherlin Sanitary Service
Laurel Samson
Board vice president, 2021-2025
City government consultant and retired city manager, City of Grants Pass
John Harelson, CPA
Board member, 2019-2023
Certified Public Accountant with the firm of Cynthia Harelson, CPA
Former Josephine County treasurer
Bill Kohn, MD
Appointee, 2019-2022
Physician, retired
Jay Meredith, CPA
Appointee, 2017-2020, Budget Committee Chair
Finance director, City of Grants Pass
Tom Miller
Appointee, 2019-2022
Library department chair, Rogue Community College, retired
Cassie Robinson, MSA
Appointee, 2020-2024
Finance director, Club Northwest
Joanne Stumpf
Appointee, 2020-2024
Finance director, City of Grants Pass, retired