The Mid-Columbia Libraries Board of Trustees welcomed two new board members, Rosemary Ford and Ed Frost, to the Dec. 17 board meeting. They were officially appointed to the seven-member library board by joint resolution of Benton and Franklin County Commissions on Dec. 3.
Frost is a long-time community leader and volunteer. He retired from Ben Franklin Transit after 27 years as manager of Transit Development. Frost also served on the Kennewick Planning Commission, Kennewick City Council, and the boards of directors for Kennewick School District, Columbia Industries, and the Tri-City Water Follies. He was co-founder of the Mid-Columbia Literary Festival.
Frost loves books, libraries, and literary events. In his application, he stated, “To serve on the board of trustees would give me the opportunity to pay back to the library system for all it has done for me.”
Ford is an attorney and lives in West Richland. She also provides pro bono legal services for Disability Washington. Prior to her law career, she worked in the publishing industry in New York as a book editor. Ford believes libraries are a vital part of the local community and that, with thoughtful leadership, they can continue to contribute to the local culture.
Ford said, “The West Richland library was one of the first places I sought out on moving here, and I am now a regular user thanks to its great people and service.”
Board member terms are seven years. The Board is the policy-making body for the library district. Board meetings take place on the third Tuesday of the month and are open to the public and comments are welcome.
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