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County seeks volunteers for vacancies on Library District Board of Trustees

Applicants sought for District I, II and At-Large openings.

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Are you a fan of your local library AND looking for a fulfilling volunteer opportunity? Your timing couldn’t be better as Douglas County seeks volunteers who wish to play an instrumental role in the future successes of the library district.

The seven-member Library District Board of Trustees is accepting applications from candidates interested in filling Commissioner District I (Lone Tree and Parker), District II (Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Franktown, Larkspur, Roxborough, Sedalia and other southern areas of the County), and At-Large positions.

Applicants will demonstrate a passion for Douglas County Libraries’ mission and vision. Specifically, applicants for the Trustee positions will have diverse skills and expertise including, but not limited to, communications, technology, finance or law. In addition, it is requested that applicants have strong business judgment, knowledge of board governance, and knowledge of Douglas County communities.

Library Trustees are appointed by the Board of Douglas County Commissioners to a three-year term with a limit of four terms.  Each member is expected to attend regular monthly evening meetings, informal monthly board lunches, and an annual half-day retreat. Members are also required to serve on various committees with ongoing responsibilities.  Candidates are also encouraged to review Article III of the Library Board of Trustees Policies and Bylaws, “Powers and Responsibilities” for board expectations.

Applications will be accepted through Sept. 30. Those interested may fill out an online application or print out the application and mail it to: Douglas County Commissioners’ Office, 100 Third St., Castle Rock, CO 80104. For additional information on either opening, contact the Douglas County Commissioners’ Office at 303-660-7401.

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