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Library District accepting applications for Board of Trustees member


Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 13, 2010) – Citizens interested in serving on Pikes Peak Library District’s Board of Trustees may now apply for a vacancy on the board.

The Pikes Peak Library District Board of Trustees is a seven-member volunteer board responsible for setting library policies, setting the library’s budget, and hiring an executive director to oversee the operation of the library district. PPLD serves all of El Paso County except the city of Manitou Springs and Widefield School District 3.

The term of office is five years; vacancies are also filled for the remainder of an unexpired term. Board members may serve for no more than two terms. One or two trustee terms expire annually. This ensures continuity, yet allows for the regular introduction of new board members. Board members are appointed jointly by the Colorado Springs City Council and El Paso County Commissioners.

The current vacancy was created when board member Calvin Otto passed away. Otto was originally appointed in March 2003. The term for this vacant position will expire December 31, 2012.

The application deadline is February 5 at noon. Applications should be mailed to: Pikes Peak Library District; Attention: Board Applications; P.O. Box 1579; Colorado Springs, CO 80901.

Applications are available at PPLD’s Web site at Any questions concerning meeting commitments, times, or general trustee responsibilities may be directed to PPLD Executive Director Paula Miller at (719) 531-6333, x2010.