The Multnomah County Library District Board, elected by county voters, governs the library. In turn, the commissioners appoint citizens to the Library Advisory Board, which oversees library operations. The Library Advisory Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at Central Library.

Multnomah County Library District Board

Marissa Madrigal, Chair

Liesl Wendt, District 1

Loretta Smith, District 2

Judy Shiprack, District 3

Diane McKeel, District 4


Library Executive Management Team

Vailey Oehlke, Director of Libraries

Becky Cobb, Deputy Director

Shawn Cunningham, Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives 

Dave Ratliff, Central Library Director

Terrilyn Chun, Programming and Community Outreach Manager

Katie O'Dell, Youth Services Director

Javier Gutierrez, Director of Collections and Technical Services

Cindy Gibbon, Access and Information Services Director

Jeremy Graybill, Marketing and Online Engagement Director

Rita Jimenez, Neighborhood Libraries Director

Shelly Kent, Human Resources Manager


Library Advisory Board

Library Advisory Board meetings

Board members

Sola Whitehead, Chair
Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center Research & Development Office

Danika Stochosky, Vice Chair
Business & Personal Banker, Chase Bank

Etsegenet Ayele
Student, Roosevelt High School

David Blount
Attorney, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP

Erin Cooper
Fisheries Biologist, Fish Passage Center

George Feldman
Physician, Kaiser Permanente

Megan Irwin
Early Learning System Manager, State of Oregon

Bernadette Janét
Retired Administrative Law Judge

Katie Lane
Compliance Consultant, Portland General Electric (PGE)

José Padin
Professor, Portland State University

John Potter
Assistant Director of Operations, State of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Adam Starr
Attorney, Markowitz Herbold Glade & Mehlhaf

Mardy Stevens
Retired Educator

Henise A. Telles-Ferreira
Teacher, Portland Public School District

Maegan Vidal
Public Relations Specialist, Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

Carlene Weldon
Management Coordinator, City of Gresham