Emelda Walker, Vice Chair

Emelda Walker, Vice Chair
Term: Sept. 20, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2024

Emelda (Bing) Walker is a Grants Program Officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She brings several decades worth of experience in program evaluation and data-driven decision-making and has extensive knowledge of the Jefferson County area to JCPL, with previous experience including work for Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) as an Emergency Response Planner at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and serving as a Commissioner for the City of Lakewood Commission on Cultural Diversity and Human Relations.

In her time at JCPH, Walker also coordinated Communities That Care, an organization JCPL regularly collaborates with, whose vision is to have a thriving, healthy and safe community for our youth.

Walker received her Ph.D. in Philosophy, Higher Education/Higher Education Administration from the University of Denver. She also holds a Master's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education and Teaching, conferred by the University of Northern Colorado and Western Oregon University, respectively.

Walker has been a regular patron of JCPL for nearly three decades, using the Library's resources to achieve her personal and professional goals, receive her degrees and connect with her Jefferson County community at countless events.

As a library trustee, Walker hopes to impact positive change on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts across JCPL, and to foster a collaborative and nurturing environment for all library patrons.

Get Involved

JCPL Trustees are appointed by the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners. Term lengths are three years, with a term limit of three terms. The application period opens annually in late summer. Check back soon to apply.

Back to Top