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Board of Directors

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.

Nomination Process
The Aloha Community Library Association (ACLA) invites nominations for its Board of Directors.  The ACLA is a tax exempt, nonprofit organization and newly inducted member of Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS).  The Association is supported by gifts from private donations, business and public agency grants, and fundraising activity including retail sales of donated books and media.
The ACLA is looking for nominees who are committed to public service and the mission to grow and support a community library for the residents of Aloha.   Candidates must be nominated by someone other than themselves. Letters of nomination should include the candidate’s name, address and phone number, as well as a brief description of explaining why this person should serve on the Aloha Community Library Association’s Board of Directors, including his or her experience and interest in public libraries.  A curriculum vitae or resume should also be included.
Please send the above information to, with the subject “Nominations Committee”.  Alternatively, send via US mail to:
PO BOX 6561
Aloha, OR 97078
Attention: Nominations Committee
All nominees will be notified in writing of the receipt of their materials.  Successful candidates will be contacted by the Nominations Committee chair.

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.


Martin Granum (2018)


Jean Doane (2019)jean-doane

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)Peggy

Peggy enjoys meeting the patrons and working with the staff at the library. She has been a volunteer for almost 5 years, and hopes to spend many more years supporting the library. She has a passion for the mission and the opportunities which the library provides to the citizens in our service area. As chair of the Outreach portion of the Board’s work, she would love to hear from you if you would like a program about the library in any of your organizational settings. Call the library and your message will be forwarded to her.


Eric Nickerson (2019) eric-nickerson

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.