Trustee Election Set for Tuesday, June 9, by Absentee Ballot
IMPORTANT NOTE: As of May 26, Kewsi Burgess is no longer competing for a seat on the board. He ended his campaign after the ballots were printed and mailed, so his name still appears on the ballot in the #2 position.
There are now seven candidates on the ballot for two open APL trustee seats in the June 9 election, which will be conducted by absentee ballot. Both seats carry full five-year terms. Voters will be asked to select two people.
The active candidates in ballot order are:
(1) Jessica Balarin of Partridge St.
(3) Donna Dixon of Fleetwood Ave.
(4) Jeffrey Keller of Walter St.
(5) Thomas McCarthy Jr. of Steuben St.
(6) Katherine McNamara of Cardinal Ave.
(7) James Munro of Glendale Ave.
(8) Brigitte Pryor of Myrtle Ave.
The library hosted a virtual meet-the-candidate forum on Tuesday, May 26, at 6 pm. It was livestreamed on YouTube. You can watch a recording of the candidate forum on YouTube at any time.
The City School District of Albany, which runs the library’s trustee election, sent absentee ballots to all qualified voters. Ballots were sent with postage paid return envelopes.
Ballots can be mailed back or dropped off at the District Office in Academy Park. In order to be counted, completed ballots MUST BE RECEIVED by the district by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 9.
Board of Trustees
The Albany Public Library is led by a team devoted to connecting you with the information you need to improve and enrich your life.
In addition to the leadership team, we have more than 120 full- and part-time employees and dozens of volunteers who help make it possible for us to bring so many resources, programs, and events to Albany, New York residents.
The library’s nine-member Board of Trustees is charged with ensuring that the library fulfills its mission in a fiscally and operationally responsible way. The board is governed by a set of bylaws, which is regularly reviewed and amended as needed.
The full board meets the second Tuesday of every month (unless otherwise noted). The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
**Board meeting agendas and minutes are available via BoardDocs. These documents for meetings prior to May 2019 can be found below.**