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Next Board Meeting is May 9, 2023.

board of trustees

Barbara Sharp Photo
Barbara Sharp

President, she/her

Barbara has lived on the island since 2022. She is a retired attorney with a BA degree from Miami University (Ohio) and a JD degree from BYU Law School. She has worked as a judicial clerk for an appellate court judge; staff attorney with the Workers’ Compensation Fund of Utah; and an attorney in the Bellingham Regional office of the Washington Attorney General. After she retired, she spent five years on the Friends of the Library Board and later served as a Commissioner on the Public Hospital District #1 from 2016-2018. Currently she is an active Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor and the League of Women Voters Board. 

Becki Day Photo

Becki Day

Vice President, she/her

Becki fell in love with the San Juan Islands in high school when she came for vacation every summer. In 1990 she made the move and worked out at Roche Harbor and Downriggers for many years before starting her own business. Eventually she and her good friend bought a restaurant. She has been a Soroptimist for over 20 years, serving on their Board of Directors for nine years. She served on the United Way Board and the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce until 2015, when she was hired to run the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce as the Executive Director. She is honored to serve on this Board of Trustees and says she inherited her dedication to the library from her late mother.

Boyd Pratt Photo

Boyd Pratt

Secretary, he/him

Boyd C. Pratt was born in the (then) Territory of Hawaii at Kapiolani Hospital—the birthplace of President Obama! He went to St. John’s College in Santa Fe and graduate school in architecture at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In addition to farming and working at the Library as the Adult Programs Associate, he has recorded barns and other historic structures and researched local history, publishing histories of lime making, farming, and fishing in the islands. Favorite authors include Jane Austen, Herman Melville, and Fyodor Dostoevsky; music Gregorian chant and jazz; and then there are all those zombie movies…

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Karen Vedder

Trustee, she/her

Karen has had a San Juan Island Library card since 1974. Since arriving on the island, she has worked as a biologist, newspaper reporter, and attorney. She spent over a decade in the prosecutor’s office where she helped county departments accomplish their missions of serving the citizens of San Juan County. She hopes to use that experience in being part of a team of trustees whose goal it is to provide an exemplary library to everyone on San Juan Island.