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Board of Trustees

Due to the ongoing health emergency of COVID-19, the April 15, 2021 meeting will be held virtually.

To attend the meeting, register in advance at https://marylandlibraries.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k8sATMwbRn-V3NIkqibu5A

To register to speak during Public Comments, email button@hcplonline.org by 5:00PM on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Contact button@hcplonline.org with any questions.


About the Board
The duties and responsibilities of the Library Board of Trustees are established by the Laws of Maryland Relating to Public Libraries. Each Trustee is appointed for a five-year term and may be eligible for reappointment for a second five-year term. The Harford County Public Library consists of nine voting Trustees and one, non-voting Student Representative who serves a one-year term during their senior year of high school. The duties of the Trustees are established by State and County law and include: establish and operate the library to provide free services; set library policy; adopt reasonable rules, regulations, and bylaws for the use of the library and the conduct of its business; advise in the preparation of, and approve, the library budget; and more.

Application to the Board as a Trustee
Candidates must be residents of Harford County, have shown an interest in libraries, and who can bring demonstrated leadership and expertise to its membership. While vacancies are infrequent, applications for new trustees are always welcome. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and will be used to create a pool of candidates to fill vacancies as they are identified. For additional information or alternative format, please contact Jennifer Button, Executive Administrator, at button@hcplonline.org

Application to the Board as the Student Representative (non-voting)
Candidates must be residents of Harford County and be a senior in high school during the year serving on the Board. Applications are accepted during the junior year of high school. For additional information or alternative format, please contact Jennifer Button, Executive Administrator, at button@hcplonline.org

Meetings Schedule
Unless noted otherwise, Board Meetings are held monthly at the Bel Air Branch at 6:30 pm.

FY21 Board Meeting dates are:

July 16, 2020
August 2020 – No Meeting
September 17, 2020
October 15, 2020
November 19, 2020
December 2020 – No Meeting
January 21, 2021
February 18, 2021
March 18, 2021
April 15, 2021
May 20, 2021
June 17, 2021

Meeting Agendas and Approved Minutes

Trustees


Alex M. Allman
Chairperson
Representing
Central Harford County
Dr. William B. Allen
Dr. William B. Allen
Vice Chairperson
Representing
Northeast Harford County
Durbin P. Vido
Durbin P. Vido
Treasurer
Representing
Central Harford County
Dwayne R. Adams
Dwayne R. Adams
Representing
Central Harford County
Nancy A. Brown
Nancy A. Brown
Representing
Central Harford County
Shannon G. Gahs
Shannon G. Gahs
Representing
Southeast Harford County
Dr. Monique H. Head
Dr. Monique H. Head
Representing
Northwest Harford County
Taryn J. Martin
Taryn J. Martin
Representing
Northeast Harford County
Carol Wright
Carol Wright
Representing
Southwest Harford County
Jacob T. Buler
Jacob T. Buler
Student Representative
Mr. Chad Shrodes
Chad R. Shrodes
County Council Liaison