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.

Become a Budget Committee member

Josephine Community Library District seeks a community member to fill a three-year Budget Committee seat. This is a volunteer position open to residents who live within the library district boundary.

Applications can be submitted to info@josephinelibrary.org. Preference will be given to applications received by December 31, 2023.

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

Rachele Selvig
Board member, July 2021- June 2025
Partner, Davis, Hearn, Anderson & Turner, P.C.
Laurel Samson
Board member, July 2021- June 2025
City government consultant and retired city manager, City of Grants Pass
Gina Marie Agosta
Board member, July 2023- June 2027
Patient experience coordinator, Asante
Former nonprofit executive director
Pat Fahey
Board member, July 2023- June 2027
General manager, Sutherlin Sanitary Service
Tina Gotchall
Board member, July 2023- June 2027
Co-owner, Wallflour Bakery
Former owner, Powderhorn Cafe
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, 2024-2028
Finance director, Club Northwest
John McCafferty
Appointee, 2024-2028
IT director, Josephine County, retired