Libraries are a happy medium for immigrant and local communities offering enrichment, social integration and education. I appreciate the effort made by the King County Council in my appointment
StoryThe Metropolitan King County Council today gave its unanimous support to the appointment of Bellevue resident Lalita Uppala to serve on the King County Library System’s Board of Trustees.
Uppala, who was nominated by Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn, will serve for the remainder of a five-year term on the board.
“I am pleased that Ms. Uppala set forward to serve on the Library Board,” Dunn said. “The Library board does important work throughout the county in making sure resources are available to everyone who wants them no matter where they live.”
Ms. Uppala, a resident of Bellevue in Council District Nine, is the Community Program Director for the India Association of Western Washington (IAWW), a non-profit that provides cultural, social and educational services to the Indian community in the Greater Seattle area. She also served as a board member for the Indo-American Community of Greater Seattle.
“Having been involved in the nonprofit world for over a decade addressing varying needs of the local Indo-American community, I am now looking forward to contributing to the King County Library System,” said Uppala. “Libraries are a happy medium for immigrant and local communities offering enrichment, social integration and education. I appreciate the effort made by the King County Council in my appointment.”
Established as a rural county library district following a vote of King County residents on in 1942, the King County Library System serves communities throughout the county at its 48 libraries
The responsibilities of the KCLS board include: the hiring and oversight of the KCLS Director, who manages the system’s operations, and adoption of the annual budget and the long-term strategic plans for the library system.