Three Open Seats on APL Board of Trustees

March 5, 2024 | Library News

View the trustee nominating packet

Albany voters will select three trustees for the Albany Public Library Board in the May 21, 2024, election.

Two positions carry full five-year terms, which commence on July 1, 2024. The two full terms will go to the two highest vote-getters. There is also a one-year term available, which commences after the election and ends in May 2025. The one-year term will go to the third highest vote-getter.

Albany residents interested in running for a seat on the board need to complete and submit nominating petitions. The petitions, and instructions, are posted on the library’s website and paper copies are available at all seven APL branches.

Trustee nominating petitions are due to the Clerk of the City School District of Albany by 5 pm on Wednesday, May 1. The library’s trustee election and budget vote are held in conjunction with the city school district. The library trustee candidates will be announced after the school district validates submitted nominating petitions.

The library is hosting the following public forums:

Information Session for People Interested in Running for Library Trustee

Current trustees will participate in a discussion about the work of the board, the nomination and campaign process, and their experiences as candidates and board members.

Meet the Trustee Candidates Forum and Library Budget Session

The public will meet the Albany residents running for library trustee and learn more about the 2024-25 budget. The forum will be recorded and posted to YouTube for later viewing.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.