November 13, 2019
Siuslaw Public Library District Board of Directors
 
The Siuslaw Public Library District is governed by a publicly elected five-member board.  The members of the governing board are responsible for developing library policies, approving the annual budget , and selecting a library director.  The Board operates under the provisions of the Oregon Statutes and the District's bylaws.
 
The current Board members are listed below along with the expiration date of their term and a short biography.
 
Susy Lacer - Term Expires June 30, 2015
 
Susy Lacer has lived in Florence since 2006 and is a self-employed professional grant consultant; she is a member of the Grant Professionals Association.  She has been an active volunteer and board member with the Friends of the Siuslaw Public Library since 2010.  Susy volunteers with Florence Food Share, the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Florence.  She is a past OSU Master Gardener and will be completing Master Recycler training this spring.  She enjoys hiking, gardening and traveling with her husband.  As an avid lifelong reader, she appreciates libraries for the tremendous accessible resources they offer the community.  Susy is excited to serve on the Library District Board and believes the Mapleton and Florence libraries play an integral role in the lives of local residents.  She looks forward to watching the district grow and prosper.  
 
Dave Forsberg - Term Expires June 30, 2017
 
D. David Forsberg is a retired Lutheran clergyman who served the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America for three plus decades.  Born in Minnesota; Forsberg graduated from Willmar Senior High School.  He went on to graduate from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He received his Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.  His first call was in South Dakota.  Forsberg followed this call up with a move to Oregon.  After twenty years in Portland, Oregon he moved to Florence, Oregon and served New Life Lutheran Church for thirteen years.  Always involved in community services he chose to serve on the Siuslaw Library Board.  He presently is in his second term of service and loves everything the library does for Florence and the surrounding community.
 
Ian Jarman - Term Expires June 30, 2017
 
I believe in strong community ties and I believe the Siuslaw Public Library serves as a wonderful hub for coming together in enrichment, exploration and learning for local folks of all walks. It is my pleasure to serve the citizens of the Library District, ensuring that our library continues in its tradition of delivering an exceptional library experience.
 
Having been born and raised in Florence, having traveled the world with the U.S. Navy and having spent more than eight years in higher education, I know the importance of broadening one's horizons in order to live a more rich life.  I encourage you to explore your library, discover the many services and materials that are available, engage the friendly staff and also to find out what you can do to support the library through volunteering your time or making financial contributions.

Pat Riley - Term Expires June 30, 2015
Pat Riley is Sr. Vice President and Manager of the Trust & Wealth Management division for Oregon Pacific Bank.  She joined the Bank in 2000.  For the prior 15 years she worked in the area of trust administration for Bank of America and Union Bank of California in the Portland area.  Riley is a member of the Oregon State Bar and has served on the Board of the Siuslaw Public Library since 2003.  She is also a member of Florence Rotary and serves on the Southern Willamette Valley Leadership Committee of the Oregon Community Foundation.
 
Pat and her husband, John Scott, moved to Florence in 2000 from Portland. They love the many outdoor
opportunities offered here and especially enjoy bird watching, hiking, gardening and entertaining their four
grandsons at various times of the year. In early 2011, Pat was very fortunate to have been able to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa and she is looking forward to many more great adventures in the coming years.
 
 
Jane Yecny - Term Expires June 30, 2015
 
Jane Yecny has served as a Siuslaw Public Library Board Member since April 2010. She participated in the 2010 Five Year Library Strategic Planning Commission which helped create the current plan; Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.

Jane grew up in a small town in Montana and moved to Oregon in the 1970s were she graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in communications. She and her husband Rick have lived in Florence since 1982, where they raised two daughters. She enjoys volunteering for the library, Siuslaw School District, Relay for Life and has been a member of Delta Gamma, a local philanthropic organization for over 25 years. Her interests include; family, travel, walking, knitting and, of course, reading.