Mike Jones, Board Member

Julie Mankin has lived in West Linn for fifteen years. She and her husband, Scott, have three children a 19 year old daughter at college in California, a 18 year daughter at West Linn High and a 12 year son at Rosemont Ridge Middle school. When choosing to move to West Linn, the Library was a major draw thanks to its offerings to the community, book selections, events and community spirit . Julie is the owner of Kin Consulting, LLC, a website and communication marketing business .

A Founding member of the Library Foundation, Mike is among West Linn's most devoted public servants. Mike and his family have lived in West Linn for 14 years. Mike works in the book publishing industry. 

Our History and Mission

The City of West Linn and concerned citizens formed the Library Foundation to generate additional support for West Linn's Public Library.  In June of 2010, the Foundation received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS further designated the Foundation as a 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) public foundation.

The Foundation's mission is twofold:

  1. to promote appreciation of and to generate support for the West Linn Public Library 
  2. to raise funds for the Library's collections, programs, and facilities.  

Who We Are

Melinda Robinson, Board Chair

​​Helen Juarez-Bolt, Board Member

Martha is the wife to David, mother of Taylor and Dean and pet parent to three fur babies. A resident of West Linn for nineteen years, Martha loves our City's sense of community. Martha held volunteered in our community in all the schools her children attended.  For many years, Martha served our West Linn schools as an ardent volunteer and member of the PTO.  Martha values our library immensely and is delighted to direct her energy and time in a way that will have a different impact on our community.  

Heidi  has lived in West Linn for fifteen years.  She and her husband, John, have two children, a 21 year old daughter at college in New York, and a 19 year old son at college in California.  She loves our community and our library was a big part of it when her kids were younger.  Heidi has enjoyed many volunteer roles in West Linn's schools, as well as her professional organizations and church. A Registered Nurse, Heidi is the Cardiac Program Coordinator at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. 

Melinda Robinson is a long-time resident of West Linn. She and her husband, Jon, have three children and one perpetually energetic Golden Retriever.  Melinda is an attorney, with a practice focused on labor and employment issues. She has volunteered in the schools, with her church and as part of various West Linn civic groups. Melinda appreciates that our Library encourages lifelong learning and serves as the heart of our community by bringing citizens together to engage, share ideas and build bridges of understanding.

Elizabeth Farry, Treasurer

Martha Swanson, Vice Chair

Doug Erickson, Board Member and Library Director

Even before being appointed Director in February 2015, Doug had strong ties with the West Linn Library and the West Linn Community. Doug has served as chair of the West Linn Library Board, has lived in West Linn for many years, and his wife Stacy has been a teacher and librarian at West Linn high school for twenty years. 

Doug brings an extensive amount of experience to the library, having worked for twenty-four years at Lewis and Clark College's Watzek Library as an archivist, head of special collections, and Associate Director. Doug is passionate about creating a library environment that engages and inspires all patrons, from "a young child learning for the first time in story time or early literacy, all the way to adults where we engage in talks about new ideas or new materials or literature." 

​​​Julie Mankin, Board Member

The Board of Directors

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of up to fifteen Directors, who are elected by the Board to three-year terms.

Heidi Carr, Secretary

West Linn Library Foundation

Originally from the East Coast, Beth moved to West Linn with her spouse, Chris, in 2011.  A lawyer by profession, Beth is on hiatus from the law to raise her daughter and son, who are both huge fans of the Library’s children’s programming.  Beth, herself, loves the Library’s eBook collection, which happens to be robust in her recent favorites: feminist memoirs, suspense-thrillers, political satire and anything written by Kurt Vonnegut.