The New Board of Trustees

County commissioners appoint the board for the new district. This gives the commissioners power over the district at the beginning of its existence. Try to come to some sort of understanding with the commissioners about who should be appointed to the board. Usually the commissioners will be happy to receive suggestions about these appointees. If you are the only library involved in the districting effort suggest that the current library board be the first board appointed. This will help with continuity of the district efforts.

If two or more counties are forming a district, then the counties jointly appoint the first board. The libraries involved in the district effort should discuss their recommendations together. It would make sense for a combination of the two boards to be appointed, so identify the best candidates to recommend to the county commission. After the first board members have served their respective terms board members are elected by the public.

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