Valerie L. Wright
- Board Vice President
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Current board vice president Valerie L. Wright is serving her second term as a trustee. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in interior design. She works at Diekema Hamann Architecture as a senior interior designer, working on projects in the healthcare, corporate, educational, and religious sectors.
She grew up in the midst of a small town public library where her mother served as the librarian for sixteen years and where reading was not an option, “it was something we just did”. Valerie credits this experience as a powerful influence in her life and a strong motivator in wanting to serve on the Kalamazoo Public Library board.
Her reading life and professional life constantly overlap as she had a client recently comment that she must have such a great imagination because of all of her reading. Having the opportunity to serve as an advocate for the patrons of the library and as a trustee advocate for public libraries in general is something she is genuinely grateful for.