Letter to the Editor: Public library trustee not reappointed; she ‘set a high standard’

Published 3:40 pm Friday, July 5, 2024

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To the editor:

I commend Khristen Mears for her six years of faithful service as a library trustee. During her tenure, she visited the library multiple times each week, attended and volunteered for numerous library events, and advocated consistently and vocally for library staff and for a library free of political manipulation, now and into the future, just as all trustees are expected to do.

She sets a high standard for the rest of the board.

It is unfathomable to me that, despite the recommendation of the library board, Khristen was not re-appointed to the library board of trustees at the Board of Commissioners’ July 1 meeting, by a 3-2 vote. By any valid reasoning, she would continue to serve as a trustee for another four years.

Sadly, for the foreseeable future, we have lost her voice as a trustee; but fortunately, Khristen will continue to speak up for the library staff and mission in our community.

Thank you, Khristen, for your invaluable service as a library trustee.

Jane S. McAllister