Bull elected 2013 WCL board chairwoman


WOODBURY — Judy Bull of Forest Lake, Washington County Commissioner District 1 representative, was elected chairwoman of the Washington County Library Board and Marie Skinner of Cottage Grove, an at-large member, was elected vice chair at the Jan. 28 WCL Board meeting.

Bull is a former Forest Lake City Council member, former school library media specialist and an active library user.

“Libraries are much more than collections,” she said. “Libraries are e-books, programs for all ages, e-magazines, access to the Internet and its resources, webcasts, etc. Our libraries are a valuable information resource for you and your family.”

In addition to the elections of Bull and Skinner, two new library board members were appointed by the county Board of Commissioners Feb. 26.
Alyssa Bance of Oakdale was appointed to represent commission District 2. Bance, a forensic scientist at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, said that she wants “our system to be the best it can at keeping the Washington County citizens educated and informed.”

Katherine Cram of Woodbury was appointed to represent commission District 5. Cram is active in the community, and serves on the city of Woodbury’s Audit and Investment Commission.

“Our county deserves a strong library system,” she said.

The WCL Board is advisory committee to the County Board and works with library staff, county commissioners and library users to ensure the best service to all county residents.