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The Library and Literacy Commission consists of seven (7) members who are residents of the city of Porterville.  The commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council, and are appointed by the City Council.

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Name and Title: Esther Figueroa, Commissioner
Appointed:  10/2012
Term Expires:  10/2024
Occupation: Tulare County Employee
Community Involvement:  Member of Zonta Service Club; Former member of PUSD; District Advisory Committee; Porterville Chamber of Commerce Director; and Porterville College Building Committee.







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Name and Title: Edith LaVonne, Vice Chair
Appointed:  10/2012
Term Expires:  10/2024
Occupation: Retired Employment & Training Counselor, Supervisor
Community Involvement: Reader for the blind for 28+ years; Leadership Porterville Graduate Class of 2003; Chamber Ambassador, Cook and Board Recording Secretary for Helping Hands of Porterville; Friends of the Library life member; Active with the Barn Theater and Grandma's Taxi.







Name and Title: Patience Christenson, Commissioner
Appointed: 11/2014
Term Expires: 10/2024


Name and Title: Susan Uptain, Chair
Appointed: 10/2019
Term Expires: 10/2025


Name and Title: Kim Baumgardner, Commissioner
Appointed: 10/2019
Term Expires: 10/2025
Occupation:  Former Psych Tech, PDC - 13 years; retired School Teacher, PUSD - 19 years (mostly sixth grade, mostly Belleview Elementary School).
Community Involvement:  Avid library supporter, Library and Literacy Commission, Barn Theatre volunteer, Music Director, Barn Theater Junior Company.


Name and Title: Fernando Serrano, Commissioner
Appointed: 10/2022
Term Expires: 10/2025


Name and Title: Sonya Lopez, Commissioner
Appointed: 10/2022
Term Expires: 10/2025
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