Board of Trustees

The Library is governed by a board of five individuals appointed by the Adams County Commissioners. By law, the Board must approve the budget, expenditures, and policies for the Library.

Board meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm in the Library basement.  Dates and times of meetings are subject to change, however, so please contact the Library at 509-659-1222 to confirm details.

Meetings are open to the public and are held in accordance with Washington's Open Public Meetings Act (RCW 42.30).  Click here to view the Library's Policy for Public Comment at Board Meetings.


Debbie Knodel
Term: 8/15/2018 - 12/13/2019, eligible to serve two additional full terms
Lind, WA

Kayla Meise 
Term: 12/14/2017 - 12/13/2020, eligible to serve two additional full terms
Ritzville, WA

Pat Tremaine - Secretary
Term: 12/14/2016 - 12/13/2021, eligible to serve an additional full term
Ritzville, WA

Karen Potts - Chair
Term: 12/14/2017 - 12/13/2022
Ritzville, WA

Hank Buchmann - Vice-Chair
Term: 12/14/2018 - 12/13/2023, eligible to serve an additional full term
Ritzville, WA

You can contact Board members by email or by calling the Library at 509-659-1222



January 16, 2019 (PDF)
February 20, 2019 (PDF)

Meeting agendas are posted the week of the meeting.  For prior agendas, click here or contact the Library at 659-1222.


January 16, 2019 (PDF)

For prior minutes, click here or contact the Library at 659-1222.  Please note that minutes are not approved until the following board meeting and are not posted until approved.

Click here to view the Ritzville Library District #2 Board of Trustees By-laws (PDF, revised 5/16/12).

If you are interested in becoming a Library Trustee, please submit an application to the library director.  Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and kept on file until a position becomes available. 

Board members are appointed to a 5-year term by the Adams County Commissioners with the possibility of being reappointed to a second consecutive term. 

Board members can't work for the library or have an immediate family member who works for the library.  Board members should be a library user, reside within our service area, and have a sincere commitment to the purpose and mission of the library.

Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.