Porter Library seeks new trustee
Westlake Porter Public Library is currently accepting applications for a position on the board of trustees that starts Jan. 1, 2024. The opening will fill a position available due to a board member’s term ending and will expire in 2030.
The board is composed of seven members and has primary responsibility for approving library policies, setting the budget, hiring a director and fiscal officer and advocating for the library. Terms are seven years with a maximum of two terms. Library board meetings are held monthly, usually on the third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the library.
Trustees represent the community at large and their varied library interests. The only prerequisite for applicants is that they have an interest in public library issues and wish to become a public library advocate.
The departing trustee, Jennifer Darling, began her term on the board in January 2017. She has been an outstanding trustee, serving at various times throughout her term as vice president and president of the board. Her contributions, which helped move the library forward, are greatly appreciated.
Those interested in applying for a trustee position may download a fillable form from the library’s web site at westlakelibrary.org. Forms are also available at the library’s Reception Desk, by calling the Administration Department at 440-250-5451 or by emailing email@example.com.
For more details on responsibilities of trustees or on the application process, please call library Director Andrew Mangels at 440-250-5450. The application deadline is Sept. 9.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.