Library Advisory Board

City of Ketchikan Municipal Code:

2.40.030 Library advisory board.   (a)    There is created a library advisory board for the purpose of advising the librarian, city manager, and city council on the operation of the library and such additional matters as the council may from time to time designate.

Meetings of the Library Advisory Board are held once a quarter in January, April, July, and October, on the second Wednesday of the month. Unless noted, all meetings are held in the Library. Meetings begin at 6:00 PM and are open to the public.


The next meeting of the Board will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 6pm in the Library's large meeting room. It will be a joint meeting with the Friends of the Ketchikan Public Library. The speaker will be Library Director Pat Tully, discussing the Library's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Meeting minutes

If you would like to apply to become a board member, fill out an application form and contact Library Director Pat Tully (907-228-2311, or 


Further information about the role and expectations of the Library Advisory Board can be found in the Ketchikan Municipal Code.


Library Advisory Board   2020-2023

  • Chair: June Dahl (Term expires (3/2023)

  • Secretary: Sis Coenen (Term expires 3/2024)

  • Grant Echohawk, Borough Assembly Rep (Term expires 10/2022)

  • Jai Mahtani, City Council Rep (Term expires 12/2022)

  • Vacant, High school Rep - one year term

  • Nina Hopps, Member (Term expires 3/2024)

  • Penny Pedersen, Member (Term expires 3/2024)

  • Maureen Eldridge, Member (Term expires 3/2025)

  • Deborah Simon, Borough Resident outside the City (Term expires 3/2025)

  • Jodi Russell, At-Large Member (Term expires 3/2023)