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County Library Board of Trustees opening announced

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—Walla Walla County Commissioners are announcing that there will be an opening on the Walla Walla County Rural Library Board of Trustees as of January 1, 2022.

The County Rural Library Board of Trustees determines the mission and basic policies for the library’s operation. It has the supervision, care, and custody responsibilities for all property of the library, including:


Purchasing books and other supplies

Exclusive control of the finances

Must submit an annual budget containing detailed estimates for funds necessary the ensuing year

Certifies above budget for delivery to the board of county commissioners to allow for levying of taxes for the purposes of the library district

Reviews the annual operations budget

Helps promote the library

Carries out other duties according to state laws.

Board meeting travel costs and other expenses are reimbursable under the board’s bylaws.

For more information on the Walla Walla County Rural Library, visit their website at

Additional information regarding the board meeting schedule, library board of trustee bylaws, and copies of past minutes can be found under the Library Board section of that website. The board meets on the second Monday of each month, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at various district locations in the county, to review library operations, authorize actions, and ensure that the needs of the library district population are met.

Applications can be obtained from the County website, or the Walla Walla County Commissioners’ Office at the Public Health and Legislative Building, Room 203, 314 W Main; by mail at P.O. Box 1506, Walla Walla; or by calling the Commissioners’ Office at (509) 524-2505.

Completed applications packets must be returned to the county commissioners’ office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021, via mail, fax, or emailed to Applicants may be interviewed as a part of the selection process.


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