Dr. Katie Clark, President of the Altadena Library District’s Board of Trustees, is being honored with the prestigious President’s Award from the California Library Association (CLA).
By News Desk
The award “recognizes outstanding contributions, leadership, and achievement in support of California libraries by a Trustee, Friend, Elected Official, or other layperson who has given his or her time and talents to further the advancements of California libraries.”
Dr. Clark was first elected to the Board in 2018, where she immediately championed transparency in Board governance, equity in the election process for the Board, and a visionary strategic planning process to guide the Altadena Libraries into a new era of library service.
Most notable of Dr. Clark’s achievements as a Trustee are her efforts to establish a sustainable future for the District, both financially and physically. In the spring of 2020, Dr. Clark drove the effort to develop a ballot measure that would replace the existing parcel tax when it sunsets and provide funding for building projects and library services in perpetuity. Throughout the summer of 2020, amidst a global pandemic, Dr. Clark and her team of volunteers reached out tirelessly to the community about Measure Z, and in November 2020, it passed with 73% of the community vote.
Altadena Library District Director Nikki Winslow said:
Our District’s renewed commitment to community engagement, listening, and innovation in library service can be directly linked to the strong foundation Trustee Clark has built through her work on the Board of Trustees. She is the true embodiment of a dedicated public servant.
Throughout her tenure as a Trustee, Dr. Clark has played an essential role in many critical projects and goes above and beyond what is expected of an elected official, leading the transformation of the Board of Trustees into one that is proactively growing and working to improve District buildings and services in the best interest of the community of Altadena. The Altadena Libraries congratulate Dr. Clark for her award and thank her for her years of dedicated service.
Source: Altadena Library
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