Library Bond Oversight Committee


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.


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 
Cheryl Russell
Jason Green 
Jeffrey Scherer
Karl Dinkelspiel 
Kourtney Strong 
Nicole Pexton 
Randall Edwards 
Rob Edmiston 
Sophia Suhu 

Upcoming meetings

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

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 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


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