Politics & Government

Three finalists selected for executive director of Pierce County Library System

A panel has selected three finalists to vie for the executive director job running the 18-branch Pierce County Library System.

The finalists are:

A screening committee recently chose the finalists from 19 applicants.

A public forum with the three remaining candidates will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the library system’s administrative center, 3005 112th St. E., Tacoma.

The library plans to pick a new director by the end of August. He or she would start work before the end of the year.

Executive Director Neel Parikh is retiring Nov. 1. She has led the library system for 20 years.