The Multnomah County Library District Board, elected by county voters, governs the library. In turn, the commissioners appoint community members to the Library Advisory Board, which advises and informs library operations. See Library Advisory Board meeting schedules and agendas.
Multnomah County Library District Board
Deborah Kafoury, Chair
Sharon Meieran, District 1
Susheela Jayapal, District 2
Jessica Vega Pederson, District 3
Lori Stegmann, District 4
Library Executive Management Team
Vailey Oehlke, Director of Libraries
Terrilyn Chun, Deputy Director
Don Allgeier, Operations Director
Shawn Cunningham, Communications and Strategic Initiatives Director
Johnette Easter, Human Resources Manager
Sonja Ervin, Equity and Inclusion Manager
Annie Lewis, Community Services Director
Kirby McCurtis, Location Services Director
Dave Ratliff, Integrated Services Director
Jon Worona, Content Strategy Director
Library Advisory Board
The LAB regularly seeks applicants interested in serving on the 17-member board in the spring of each year, with terms beginning July 1. (Terms are for four years.) Interested community members may apply online.
The 17-member Library Board also includes two youth members between the ages of 13-17. Youth interested in joining may apply online.
Salma Sheikh, Chair
Lizzie Martinez, Vice-Chair