One APL Trustee Seat Up for Election in May

The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees has one position that is up for election on Tuesday, May 21.

The vacancy is due to the death of longtime trustee Mimi Mounteer. The newly elected trustee will serve the unexpired balance of Mounteer’s board term. That term will start immediately upon election and end on June 30, 2015. The library’s nine trustees are charged with making the rules, regulations, and policies under which the seven-location library system operates.

In order to run for library trustee, candidates must meet the following criteria: be at least 18-years-old, a United States citizen, a resident of the city of Albany, registered to vote in the November 2012 general election, and submit a valid nominating petition

Nominating petitions are available at the Reference Desk on the second floor of the Main Library at 161 Washington Avenue. Interested candidates may pick up a nominating packet (including the petition form and instructions) during regular library hours:

  • Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Completed nominating petitions (including at least 81 valid signatures) must be returned to the Clerk of the City School District of Albany by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22. The School District Clerk can be reached at 475-6010.

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