Jean Markert hired as permanent director for the new La Conner Swinomish Library

Promoted from interim


October 5, 2022

Marissa Conklin

NEW BUILDING AND NEW DIRECTOR – Before the end of October the new La Conner Swinomish Library will be open and welcoming residents. Volunteers bringing books over from the old location will be able to come inside this week. When you get inside, say hello to new Director Jean Markert.

Because Jean Markert has always enjoyed reading and books, the next chapter in her career could not have been better scripted.

Markert, previously an instructor at Skagit Valley College and manager of the Northwest Workforce Council, has been named the new director of the La Conner-Swinomish Library set to open on Morris Street in mid-October.

The La Conner resident had served for just over a month as interim library director. That interim label is now lifted from Markert's job title, library board member Jim Airy confirmed last Thursday.

Markert had served seven years on the library pan...

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