library district board of directors

The library district is governed by an all-volunteer library district board of directors who are elected by voters in the library district.

board responsibilities

The elected library district board governs all aspects of the library district, overseeing all library operations and finances. Board members follow public meeting law and meet regularly to conduct library business. Get information about board meetings.

The district board has the authority to administer library operations, contract for services, apply for grants, and initiate volunteer partnership programs.

Board members are volunteers who do not receive a salary or other payment for board services. They also may not have a financial interest in any library district contract. Board members live within the library district boundaries and serve four-year terms.

board members

To contact the board, send email to President Laurel Samson or info@josephinelibrary.org. You can also mail a letter to the board at Josephine Community Library District, 200 NW C Street, Grants Pass, OR  97526, or call the library at 541-476-0571 to have your message relayed to the board.

name position term start term end affiliation
Beecher Ellison, JD 1 July 2017 June 2021 Paralegal, Josephine County Legal Counsel
Former chief deputy clerk, Josephine County Clerk
Laurel Samson, MBA 2 July 2017 June 2021 Management consultant
Former city manager, City of Grants Pass
Pat Fahey 3 July 2019 June 2023 General manager, Sutherlin Sanitary Service
Board member, Rogue Community College
Gina Marie Agosta 4 July 2019 June 2023 Patient experience coordinator, Asante
Former executive director, Coalition For Kids
John Harelson, CPA 5 July 2019 June 2023 Certified public accountant
Former Josephine County Treasurer

The following are the list of past library district board members.

name position term start term end affiliation
Jennifer Roberts, Ph.D.
Vice President
3 July 2017 June 2019 Freelance writer and speaker
Judy Williams, MBA 4 July 2017 June 2019 Corporate finance executive, retired
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.

updated 7/14/2019