Martin Munguia leads Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees

Martin Munguia is the new president of the Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees.

Martin Munguia

The gavel passed to Munguia from Marti Anamosa, the outgoing president who will remain on the board, at the Jan. 22, 2019, regular board meeting.

“I want to thank Marti for her service,” Munguia said. “During my eight years of service on this board, Marti’s leadership has really stood out.”

Anamosa noted the work of library staff over the past year that included passage of the general funding levy. “2018 was testament to the quality of the staff at Sno-Isle Libraries,” Anamosa said. “I also want to thank my fellow board members for their work. No one ever said, ‘I haven’t got time to do that.’”

Along with Munguia’s move to the president’s chair, Susan Kostick is now vice president from her previous position as secretary and Trustee Kelli Smith was named as secretary.

Board committee assignments include:

  • Representative to the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation: Kostick
  • Executive Committee: Munguia, Kostick and Smith
  • Board Development/Administration Committee: Smith as chair and Rico Tessendore
  • Strategic Planning and Finance Committee: Anamosa as chair and a yet-to-be-appointed trustee
  • System Services Committee: Rose Olson as chair and Kostick

The seven-member Board of Trustees governs Sno-Isle Libraries, a regional rural library district serving Snohomish and Island counties. As the board, trustees set library policies, review and approve the annual budget, and determine the general direction of the district. The board is established by state law. Trustees represent Sno-Isle Libraries to the community and advocate for the library district at local and state levels.

Five trustees are appointed by the Snohomish County Council and two by the Island County Commission. A full term is seven years. Trustees serve as volunteers and expenses incurred on trustee business are reimbursed. Regular meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month.