The Bylaws of the ACLA call for a 7 member board with overlapping terms of service lasting 3 years. The most important qualification is a passion to help support the growth and ongoing operations of a library for the community of Aloha.
For current board members, the numbers in parenthesis next to the name indicate which year their term ends.
Ellen Mickanin, President
Ellen grew up in SE Portland and attended Reed College, majoring in Physics. She went on to receive her MS in Physics from Cornell. She then happily returned to the Beaverton area, where she worked for the next thirty years in high-tech at Tektronix, Mentor Graphics, Oregon Software, Sequent Computers, and most recently Intel. Having enjoyed reading for pleasure all her life, she is delighted to be part of the team bringing a fantastic library to Aloha!
Priscilla Kisling (2018), Vice President
Jillian Pollock (2018), Secretary
Jillian grew up in the Aloha area and attended Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton. She is now a partner at Buckley Law P.C. where she provides comprehensive employment law counseling and training to clients. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and subsequently earned a Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law. Jillian has been deeply impressed by the commitment of library staff and volunteers to the success of the Aloha Community Library and is happy to contribute to the library’s future success.
ACLA Board Member Eric Squires is active in the community. In addition to supporting your Aloha Library, he is active in the Aloha Business Association, the Washington County Public Affairs Forum and is President of the Aloha Oregon Historical Society. He volunteers with Hillsboro Empowers Youth, and supports arts by serving as a Director on both the Cultural Coalition of Washington County and the Westside Cultural Alliance. . He was recently profiled in the Oregonian: http://bit.ly/mLzOxT.
Martin Granum (2018)
Jean is a retired pastor. She and her husband Jim have lived in Aloha for over 40 years. Jean began volunteering as a Library Aid shortly after the Aloha Community Library opened. She has volunteered both on a weekly basis and as a substitute. Jean and Jim support the library because it is a positive force in our community, providing a safe space for learning and growth. She has witnessed first-hand the enrichment the library brings to all its patrons, cutting across the usual dividing lines such as age, class, nationality, and level of education. Jean enjoys being part of the good work of Aloha Community Library.
Peggy Luckman (2019)
Eric Nickerson (2019)
Eric grew up in Beaverton and is a Beaverton High School graduate. He is an active CPA, and started his accounting career at Deloitte, an international accounting firm, and has held positions at Standard, Milliman and Intel. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and German at the University of Oregon, and a Master of Taxation from Portland State University. He is happy to use his accounting and finance skills to contribute to the library’s continued success.