The King County Library System is governed by the five-member Board of Trustees in accordance with RCW 27.12.
Trustees serve as at-large members for no more than two consecutive five-year terms.
Citizens interested in serving on the Board may submit their names to the King County Executive for consideration.
Open Public Meetings
Board meetings are held 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.
2017 | 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: Vice President of Supplier Management, Boeing Shared Services Group
Community Involvement: Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle; Special Olympics Washington; National Society of Black Engineers (Boeing executive representative)
Interests: Sports, playing the piano, and writing fiction
Term Expires: January 1, 2018
Education: B.A., History, Stanford University; Juris Doctor, Columbia University
Occupation: Business and real estate attorney
Interests: Seattle summers, his wife's cooking, quirky independent films, and books
Term Expires: January 1, 2017
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.