The King County Library System is governed by the seven-member Board of Trustees in accordance with RCW 27.12.192. Board members are appointed by the King County Executive and confirmed by the King County Council. Trustees serve for no more than two consecutive five-year terms.
The KCLS Board currently has two vacant seats. Citizens who are interested in serving on the Board may submit an application to King County Boards and Commissions for consideration.
Open Public Meetings
Board meetings are held at 5:00pm on the last Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted.
- Meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (RCW 42.30).
- Agendas are posted no later than 24 hours before each meeting.
- Public comment is heard during the first 30 minutes of each meeting. The Board has adopted guidelines to facilitate the fair and orderly expression of public comments.
The Board may convene an Executive Session to discuss matters in compliance with RCW 42.30. Executive sessions are not open to the public.
2018 | Previous Years
Term Expires: January 1, 2019
Education: B.S., Mathematics/Computer Science, The Citadel; M.B.A. with an emphasis in Aerospace, University of Tennessee
Occupation: Boeing Shared Services Group (SSG) Business Partner Leader to Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Community Involvement: The Citadel’s Baker School of Business (Advisory Board); Citadel Foundation (Board of Directors); Washington Special Olympics (Board of Directors); National Society of Black Engineers (Member)
Interests: Sports, piano; writing fiction
Term Expires: January 1, 2022
Education: B.A., Political Science, University of North Carolina Greensboro; Masters Degree in Regional Planning, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Occupation: Certified Urban Planner; Principal Planner, Puget Sound Regional Council VISION 2040 and Transportation 2040
Community Involvement: Shoreline's North City Jazz Walk; KCLS Study Zone volunteer
Interests: Reading and decorative painting
Term Expires: January 1, 2020
Education: Bachelor's in Education, Goddard College; PreK-3 certification, University of Washington
Occupation: PreK-3 Systems Coach, Puget Sound Educational Service District
Community Involvement: Highline School Board; South King Council of Human Services Board; Matt Griffin YMCA Board; Families and Children Early Support (FACES)
Interests: As the daughter of migrant farm workers, Ms. Alvarez has focused much of her professional life around the needs of immigrant families
Term Expires: January 1, 2021
Education: University of Washington’s School of Public Health
Occupation: Community Program Director, India Association of Western Washington (IAWW)
Community Involvement: School volunteer (Mad Science program; literary club; culture festivals); Washington Telugu Samithi (volunteer; Treasurer); IAWW (volunteer; Secretary; President)
Interests: Ms. Uppala is a passionate advocate of literacy through all mediums and believes in innovative programming that educates, mentors, and connects King County residents through the written word.
Term Expires: January 1, 2019
Education: Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Washington; Master in Teaching, City University; Library Endorsement Certification, Pacific Lutheran University
Occupation: Teacher-Librarian and Tech Integration Specialist, Kent School District
Community Involvement: Washington Education Association; Washington Geographic Alliance; Washington Library Association; Washington State PTA
Interests: Reading, cooking, gardening, film, art, travel, volunteering and equity.