Library district board of trustees has vacancies

County seeks volunteers to apply for districts I, II and at-large openings

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Douglas County residents who would like the chance to shape the future of Douglas County Libraries can apply for openings on the district's board of trustees.

The seven-member board has openings in District I (Lone Tree and Parker), District II (Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Franktown, Larkspur, Roxborough and Sedalia, among other areas of the county) and at-large positions.

Applicants should be passionate about the library district's mission and vision, and specifically, have diverse skills and expertise, including communications, technolgy, finance or law. Appliants must also 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 information on the openings, contact the Douglas County Commissioners' Office at 303-660-7401.

Applications can be found at https://www.douglas.co.us/government/commissioners/citizen-advisory-boards-committees-and-commissions/application-for-appointment-for-citizen-advisory-boards.

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