This Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Library Director regarding the operation of the Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library, including future planning and policy developments

Membership

The membership of this Board shall be appointed by the BOCC and is comprised of 12 members. Composition is specified as follows:

  • District 1 - 3 members
  • District 2 - 3 members
  • District 3 - 3 members
  • District 4 - 3 members

Members should have some background/experience in business, law, government or other civic activity and have demonstrated leadership in the community.

Terms

Members shall serve three year terms.

Special requirements

  • Appointment to this board is contingent upon passing a criminal background check
  • Participation in an ad-hoc committee is required

Authority

Initially BOCC Resolution of June 24, 1964; BOCC entered into agreement with the City of Tampa. Reorganization: Interlocal Agreement between BOCC and City of Tampa, October 20, 1982. Superceded by Chapter 84-443, Laws of Florida, which establishes the Public Library System as a department of the County.

Meeting

Monthly, 4th Thursday, 4 PM
Location varies.

Contact

Andrew Breidenbaugh, Director
Aracelis Chapman, Library Board Coordinator
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library
102 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 273-3660
Email: libraryboard@hcfl.gov

Last Modified: 1/29/2024, 9:36:41 PM
Members
Ms. Carmen Alvarez
District 1
6/7/2017 - 1/1/2027 *
Ms. Maggie Mardirosian
District 1
6/7/2017 - 9/30/2024 *
Ms. Abigail StClair
District 1
6/5/2019 - 4/19/2026 *
Ms. Phyllis Alpert
District 2
6/19/2013 - 4/1/2027 *
Mr. Robert Argus
District 2
4/19/2023 - 4/19/2026 *
Ms. Mary Kate Downing
District 2
4/19/2023 - 4/1/2028 *
Mr. Curtis Brown
District 3
3/23/2022 - 3/1/2026 *
Ms. Elizabeth Hawley
District 3
4/19/2023 - 4/1/2027
Ms. Jessica Ocasio
District 3
3/23/2022 - 3/22/2025
District 4
Ms. Alicia Guy
District 4
7/1/2023 - 6/1/2027
Mr. Michael Newett
District 4
6/5/2019 - 6/30/2026 *

* reappointed

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