John Mallonee speaks before the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners.

Mallonee appointed to library board

Volunteer fills vacant at-large seat for the district

May 23, 2022

John Mallonee has been appointed to fill a vacant at-large seat on the Garfield County Public Library District Board of Trustees.

Mallonee, an attorney with Balcomb & Green, told the Board of County Commissioners that he has been looking for volunteer opportunities in the community and felt the library board was a perfect fit. He added that he’s a proponent of access to information, intellectual freedom, civility, and community.

“Some of my fondest memories growing up as a kid were being in the library looking for a book with the right balance of pictures and words,” he said. “My mother was a librarian at the Delaware Law School library, and I put all the bar codes on the books in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, when they tracked them that way. I’ve also spent a lot of time in libraries throughout my career doing research.”

The BOCC approved the appointment unanimously, 2-0.

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