The James River Valley Library System Board accepted the resignation of member Dar Jung and concluded the service contract with Kennedy Consulting ND.

Jung, who was not present at the meeting, wanted to see the capital campaign, centennial initiative and renovation of Alfred Dickey Public Library completed before stepping down, said Joe Rector, executive director of the library system. Now that the work is complete Jung said she would like to pursue other interests, he said.

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"We will definitely miss Dar and we are thankful for all she has done for us," Rector said.

March also marks the end of the contract with Bill Kennedy, development director for the library system. For six years Kennedy has served as an independent contractor and fundraising consultant to the library board.

Kennedy was instrumental in fundraising for a bookmobile, the library renovation and the centennial, Rector said. He renewed the library's adult programming and will continue to serve the library through the Friends of the Library.

With this phase of the library system's work complete there just will not be a need for a capital campaign director and this is a time of transition, he said.

"It has been our pleasure to work with you Bill and we will miss you very much," Rector said.

Kennedy said it was a pleasure to come to work every day.

"This was the fastest six years I've ever experienced," Kennedy said. "There was so much to learn."

In other business, the library board approved:

*Jamestown City Council Member Pam Phillips as an ex-officio board member

*elected 2019 board officers: Lynn Krueger, president, Jay Nitschke, vice president, and Charlotte Freeburg, secretary. Members Ramone Gumke and Roger Parsons were not present.

*discussed bringing in a consultant to help create a five-year strategic plan