Updated: May 30
Port Jervis Free Library's Longest Serving Trustee was recently honored for her decades-long volunteer service to the library and to her community. The library's Board of Trustees
saluted the twenty-year service of Joan Wagner during its December 20, 2022 meeting. Wagner was presented with a proclamation recognizing her skill and dedication, and as the library's longest serving trustee.
Thank you, Joan Wagner, and all of the trustees and staff of our community's treasured, historic 120-year old Port Jervis Free Library -- circa 1903 (est. 1892)!
The proclamation reads as follows:
Proclamation Honoring Trustee
Whereas, The Port Jervis Free Library is forever grateful for the long term service of Joan Wagner as Library Trustee;
Whereas, Joan Wagner is the longest serving Trustee which highlights the importance of the knowledge and experience she provided to incoming Board members. Joan’s efforts have provided opportunities for all to engage in the joy of life-long learning and connect with the thoughts and ideas of others from all ages past to the present;
Whereas, Joan Wagner, who served as Library Treasurer, understands the critical importance of fiscal responsibility to the tax payers of the library district to ensure that our library gets the resources it needs to provide a wide variety of services to all ages;
Whereas, Joan Wagner has gifted twenty years of service and commitment to the library and sets an example for all in how volunteerism leads to positive civic engagement and the betterment of our community;
Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Port Jervis Free Library Board of Trustees proclaims December 20, 2022, as Joan Wagner Day and urges everyone to thank her for all she has done over two decades to make our library and community so much better.
Library Board of Trustees Carl Hendrick (Library Board President) Dick Roberts
Carey Sue Connelly Valerie Maginsky
Elizabeth Miller (sworn in 12-20-2022)