PORT TOWNSEND — Four finalists for the job of leading the public library through its next phase — and probable expansion — praised residents Tuesday for their strong support of community projects.
“I went to the Chamber of Commerce meeting yesterday and learned about the community coming up with money for pay for parking at the state park,” said Mary Jo Torgeson.
“This is a community that raised $5 million for a maritime center. This is a community that makes things happen and is willing to pay to make them happen.”
Torgeson and the three other candidates — Kathleen Miles, Theresa Percy and Suzanne Tronier — were in town for a series of interviews with the library board and staff, then met the public at an open house.
They were culled from 55 geographically diverse applicants, according to Kate Schumann, library board co-chair.
—————The rest of the story appears in Thursday’s Peninsula Daily News Jefferson County edition.