Board of Trustees

Governance | Board Meeting Agendas | Trustee Biographies


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.

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.

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Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2018 | Previous Years

  • January 31
  • February 28, Fall City Library                                    
  • March 28                                    
  • April 25, Renton Library                                    
  • May 30                                    
  • June 27                                   
  • July 25                                
  • August 29                              
  • September 26                            
  • October 6 (Special Mtg)                        
  • October 24                      
  • November 28    
  • December 19

Trustee Biographies

Jim Wigfall
Term Expires: January 1, 2019
Appointed: 2009
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

Robin McClelland
Term Expires: January 1, 2022
Appointed: 2012
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

Angélica Alvarez
Term Expires: January 1, 2020
Appointed: 2015
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

Lalita Uppala
Term Expires: January 1, 2021
Appointed: 2016
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.

Pamela Grad
Term Expires: January 1, 2019
Appointed: 2017
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.

Ron Higgs
Term Expires: January 1, 2023
Appointed: 2018
Education: Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, United States Naval Academy; Master of Science, Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey, CA)
Occupation: Management Consultant, Self-Employed
Community Involvement: Downtown Bellevue Residents Association (Board member and President, 2012-2017); Bellevue Library Advisory Board Member (2017-2018); Bellevue Police Department Community Police Academy Class of 2016; Bellevue Essentials, Class of 2015; Chair, Bellevue Independent Salary Commission (2016)
Interests: Leadership, mentoring, snowboarding, mountain biking, travel

Anne Repass
Term Expires: January 1, 2023
Appointed: 2018
Education: Bachelor of Arts, History, Mills College; Master of Arts, History, University of Georgia
Occupation: Director (retired), Century Link; rental property owner
Community Involvement: Seattle Public Library Foundation (past president); University of Washington Friends of the Libraries (past president); University of Washington Foundation (representative director); YWCA Fundraising Luncheon (past chair); Book Club of Washington (past president)
Interests: Reading; collecting first editions; the works of Jane Austen.