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Role of a Library Trustee

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Poudre River Public Library District Trustees are volunteers, jointly appointed by the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County to govern the Poudre River Public Library District. The Board adopts and oversees the budget, formulates bylaws and policies, conducts strategic planning, and hires and evaluates the library executive director.

Guided by its mission statement, the seven-member Board of Trustees is committed to representing the interests of residents, practicing responsible fiscal management of public funds, and delivering quality services that are responsive to the needs of Northern Colorado.

If a potential Trustee candidate has questions or would like additional information, please contact a Trustee or attend a Board of Trustees meeting. The Board meets the 2nd Monday of the month and the public is encouraged to attend. Exact meeting dates, times and locations are available on the District's website: Other information including past minutes, budget and financial figures, annual reports, Trustee terms, Trustee committees and strategic planning documents are also posted on the website.

A candidate should be familiar with the bylaws, code of ethics, policies and handbooks of the District prior to applying for a vacancy. This information - as well as terms and length of service - is available on the District's website:

Prospective Trustees should be aware of the following criteria. A Trustee must:

The Larimer County Commissioners and the City of Fort Collins will advertise and actively seek applicants to fill any vacancy that occurs. After interviewing applicants, a nominee will be selected for each vacancy. A criminal background check will be performed and must be successfully passed before a nominee's name will be submitted to the appointing bodies for their ratification.

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