Board of Trustees

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Bryce Kammers

Board Chair

Bryce currently teaches English at Lewis-Clark State College and has been a board member since 2018. His love for reading blossomed when he thumbed through The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White in a bookstore and couldn't leave without it. In his down time, he and his wife foster and rescue animals and will also attempt to not kill the vegetables in the garden.

Term Expires: 2027

 

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Jay Backus

Trustee

Jay Backus, a Washington State native, received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Washington State University and a master's degree from the Institute of Paper Chemistry in Appleton, Wisconsin. He held progressive positions in the pulp & paper industry, culminating  as Operational Vice President for Clearwater Paper in Lewiston and Spokane. He retired in 2020. Jay has been married for 42 years with two adult children and one delightful granddaughter. Libraries have always been an important part of his family. Each time his family moved to a new community, one of the first items on their family agenda was signing up for a library card. His appointment to the Board of Trustees has allowed him to assure that Asotin County residents have the same benefits his family enjoyed for so many years.
Term expires:  2025

Shannon Grow

Shannon Grow

Trustee

Shannon Grow is the Community Development Director for the City of Lewiston as well as the Director for the Lewis-Clark Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization. She has an undergraduate degree from Lewis-Clark State College and a Master's in Public Administration from Villanova University. Although a lot of her spare time revolves around her daughter, Shannon enjoys serving the community. Along with the Asotin County Library Board, she is also a Board member for the Lewiston Rotary Club, as well as a Board member for the Lewiston Civic Theatre. 

Term Expires: 2026

 

Jenni Light

Jenni Light

Trustee

Jenni Light currently serves as a professor in the Civil Technology department at Lewis-Clark State College in the Technical & Industrial division. In her free time, she enjoys reading and has a passion for adventure and the great outdoors, in particular, whitewater rafting. At home she enjoys doing small home improvement projects with her husband Bill. Having lived in the Asotin county area for over 20 years, she has witnessed the transformation of the Asotin County Library firsthand. She is proud of how the Library has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of its residents. As a member of the Library Board, she is committed to ensuring that the library continues to evolve, providing the resources, services, and programs that enrich the lives of Asotin County residents.

Term Expires: 2023

 

Karen Pell

Karen Pell

Trustee

Karen grew up in Burlington, Washington with a passion for libraries and literacy. A retired middle school teacher, she taught reading and later was a librarian for 35 years. She graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Education and a major in Fine Art. She later earned a major in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading from Lewis Clark State College in Idaho. She received a Masters in Educational technology from City University, in Seattle. Karen has been married for 44 years to her husband Larry and currently lives in Asotin, Washington. She believes that libraries are special places in any community. She loves spending time with her family, participating in her many hobbies including horseback riding, biking, camping, and reading books!
Term Expires: 2024

Join the Board

The Board of Trustees of Asotin County Library is made up of two residents of the City of Clarkston, one resident of the City of Asotin and two residents of Asotin County. Board members serve five-year terms with a maximum of two terms. Terms are staggered so that one position opens each year. Applications will be available during the time that a position is open. For more information, see the Trustee Job Description.

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