Public Library Board

This Board, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, 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 at least one of the standing committees 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 Superceded by Chapter 84-443, Laws of Florida, which establishes the Public Library System as a department of the County.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, 4:00 PM
Location varies.

Contact:

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

Members:

Member Position Dates of Service
Ms. Phyllis Alpert - Secretary District 2 06/19/2013 -
06/30/2019*
Ms. Carmen Alvarez District 3 06/07/2017 -
06/30/2020
Mr. Robert Argus District 1 07/20/2016 -
06/30/2019
Ms. Shelley Blood District 1 07/20/2016 -
06/30/2019
Ms. Margarita Coleman District 1 06/07/2017 -
12/31/2018
Mr. Davis Gandees District 2 12/03/2014 -
06/30/2018*
Mr. James Harkins, IV Member Emeritus

Mr. Howard Harris District 3 01/06/2016 -
06/30/2019*
Mr. James Johnson, Jr. District 4 07/16/2003 -
06/30/2019*
Ms. Christine Kazor District 4 09/17/2014 -
06/30/2018*
Ms. Candice Martin
District 4
06/18/2014 -
06/30/2020*
Ms. Felicia Pecora - Vice Chair District 3 10/17/2012 -
06/30/2018*
Ms. Joan Zacharias District 2 01/06/2016 -
06/30/2020*

*Reappointment