Library Bond Oversight Committee

Background

On November 3, 2020, Multnomah County voters overwhelmingly said yes to libraries, approving Measure 26-211 to expand and modernize library spaces. With the passage of the library bond, voters also approved forming an oversight committee to keep the library accountable and transparent in its use of bond funds. 

The Bond Oversight Committee meets quarterly to review progress on Measure 26-211 (including financial metrics), and reports annually to our community and to the Board of County Commissioners (who also serve as the Library District Board) with feedback on performance toward bond goals.

Committee Charter

Committee Annual Report Ending Fiscal Year 2023

Membership

The Bond Oversight Committee is composed of 8-12 community members appointed to two- or three-year terms by the Library District Board, and may be reappointed. 

Members have experience, skills, and knowledge in building design, architecture, engineering; construction and/or construction financing; public contracting, finance, and/or auditing; business equity, Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, or Emerging Small Business (MWESB) opportunities in public works; sustainability; civic infrastructure or public works; and/or general business. Members do not represent any specific organization, jurisdiction or other entity.

Current Members
Ana Brophy 
Jason Green 
Jeffrey Scherer
Kourtney Strong
Maralea Lutino 
Nicole Pexton 
Randall Edwards
Rosie McGown
Shelley Denison 
Sophia Suhu 

Upcoming meetings

Monday, January 29, 2024
4:00-6:00 pm
Hybrid Meeting at Library Operations Center and via Google Meet
Agenda

Monday, April 29, 2024
4:00-6:00 pm
Hybrid Meeting via Google Meet and in-person location TBD
Agenda to come

Monday, July 29, 2024
4:00-6:00 pm
Hybrid Meeting via Google Meet and in-person location TBD
Agenda to come

Monday, October 28, 2024
4:00-6:00 pm
Hybrid Meeting via Google Meet and in-person location TBD
Agenda to come

Past Meetings

Monday, October 23, 2023
4:00-6:00 pm
Virtual Meeting via Google Meet
Agenda | Minutes

Monday, July 24, 2023
4:00-6:00 pm
Virtual Meeting via Google Meet
Agenda | Minutes

Monday, April 24, 2023
4:00-6:00 pm
Virtual Meeting via Google Meet
Agenda | Minutes

Monday, January 30, 2023
4:00-6:00 pm
Virtual Meeting via Google Meet
Agenda | Minutes

Monday, October 24, 2022
4:00-6:00 pm
Virtual Meeting via Google Meet
Agenda | Minutes

Monday, July 25, 2022
4:00-6:00 pm
Virtual Meeting via Google Meet
Agenda | Minutes

Monday, April 25, 2022
4:00-6:00 pm
Virtual Meeting via Google Meet
Agenda | Minutes

Monday, January 24, 2022
5:00-7:00 pm
Virtual Meeting via Google Meet - See Agenda for details
Agenda | Minutes

Monday, November 15, 2021
5:30-7:00 pm
Virtual Meeting via Google Meet - See Agenda for details
Agenda | Minutes

Public Comment

Members of the public are welcome to attend committee meetings. 

Public comments may be shared orally, or in writing, and are limited to 3 minutes or less per person during the time reserved for public comment on the agenda. To provide public comment orally, please sign up ahead of time by sending an email that includes your name and the topic of your comment to libraryspaces@multcolib.org by noon on the day of the meeting. If you wish to submit a written comment, please also include your comment in the email. 

For more guidance, see Tips for Successful Public Testimony

Contact

Email us
503-988-5403