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.
FY20 budget committee
Members of the Josephine Community Library District Budget Committee are listed below. Board members serve four-year terms and appointees serve three-year terms. The library director serves as budget officer.
To be considered as a Budget Committee appointee, download and complete the Volunteer Committee Application for Board Appointment.
- Gina Marie Agosta
Board member, 2019-2023
Patient experience coordinator, Asante
Former nonprofit executive director
- Beecher Ellison, JD
Board member, 2017-2021
Paralegal, Josephine County Legal Counsel
- Pat Fahey
Board member, 2019-2023, Budget Committee Chair
General manager, Sutherlin Sanitary Service
- John Harelson, CPA
Board president, 2019-2023
Certified Public Accountant with the firm of Cynthia Harelson, CPA
Former Josephine County treasurer
- Bill Kohn, MD
- Jay Meredith, CPA
Appointee, 2017-2020, Budget Committee Vice Chair
Finance director, City of Grants Pass
- Tom Miller
Library department chair, Rogue Community College, retired
- Cassie Robinson, MSA
Finance director, Club Northwest
- Laurel Samson
Board vice president, 2017-2021
City government consultant and retired city manager, City of Grants Pass
- Joanne Stumpf
Finance director, City of Grants Pass, retired