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Public Library Board

PURPOSE:
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 Superceded by Chapter 84-443, Laws of Florida, which establishes the Public Library System as a department of the County.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.

MEMBERS:

Member Position Dates of Service
Ms. Phyllis Alpert District 2 6/19/2013 -
6/30/2016
Mr. Blake Casper District 1 5/20/2015-
6/30/2018
Mr. Davis Gandees District 2 12/03/2014-
6/30/2018*
Mr. James Harkins, IV Member Emeritus

Mr. James Johnson, Jr. District 4 7/16/2003 -
6/30/2016*
Ms. Christine Kazor District 4 9/17/2014-
6/30/2018*
Ms. Candice Martin
District 4
6/18/2014-
6/30/2017
Mr. John McWhirter District 1 8/17/2011 -
6/30/2016*
Ms. Felicia Pecora District 3 10/17/2012-
6/30/2018*
Ms. Shelia Spicola District 1 11/06/2013-
6/30/2016
Mr. Anthony St. Ives District 3 6/19/2013-
6/30/2016
Ms. Brenda Staton District 3 6/15/2011 -
6/30/2017*

District 2

*Reappointment



Contact Information
Andrew Breidenbaugh, Director
Aracelis Chapman, Library Board Coordinator
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System
900 N Ashley St.
Tampa, FL 33602

Website: http://www.thpl.org/
Email: LibraryBoard@hillsboroughcounty.org
P: 813-273-3660