Valerie L. Wright
- Board Vice President
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Current board vice president Valerie L. Wright is serving
her third term as a trustee. She earned
a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in interior design. She is a principal and senior interior designer
at Diekema Hamann Architecture working on projects in the healthcare,
education, government, and non-profit sectors.
She grew up in the midst of a small town public library
where her mother served as the beloved librarian for sixteen years. She witnessed firsthand the vital importance
that a public library plays in a community.
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 comment that she must have such a great imagination to
visualize space 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.