Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 11:49 am
The Board of Trustees of Worthington Libraries welcomed Dawn Valasco as the library's newest board member at its annual organizational meeting held on January 19 at Northwest Library.
Ms. Valasco was sworn in to serve a term of seven years and fills the board seat left vacant by Martin Jenkins, who left the board in December after completion of a seven-year term.
Ms. Valasco has taught children with learning disabilities at Marburn Academy. She has served on the Worthington Kilbourne High School Academic Boosters Board of Directors and as co-president of the Linworth Alternative School Parent Board. Ms. Valasco was also a 2009 participant in New Leadership Ohio. She received a B.A. from Madonna University (Livonia, MI) and an M.A. from Oakland University (Rochester, MI). She and her husband have two daughters and have lived in the Worthington School District for more than seven years.
In her application to serve on the board, Ms. Valasco wrote:
I would like to be an advocate for the library in our community and to the state government. Libraries are very important to a democratic society, so that every person, no matter his or her station in life, has access to information.
In addition to Dawn Valasco, Worthington Libraries is served by board members Lynn Nadler (president), Daniel Lacey (vice president), James Hill (secretary), Janet Brown, Anne Doyle and David Goldberger. The Board meets regularly once per month and holds committee meetings as needed throughout the year. All meetings of the Worthington Libraries Board of Trustees are open to the public.