Wells Branch Community Library

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Current Trustees

About the Trustees:  Trustees meet at the library every 4-6 weeks. All meetings are posted and open to the public. The Board of Trustees is governed by a set of by-laws, which are reviewed annually.  5 trustees are elected for 2 year terms to oversee the District. Trustees must live within District boundaries to serve. Elections are held in November of each year.

2015 Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Board Meeting Archive

Trustee Code of Behavior

Current Trustees:

President:  Megan Sylvester (2014-2016)
Megan is a 2001 University of Texas Law School graduate and brings to the library several years of experience working with nonprofits and in government.   She has lived in Wells Branch since 2003 and has three young daughters who participate in many story time programs.  Megan previously served as board treasurer.   She enjoys reading about genetics, short stories, and science fiction.  Megan is always looking for opportunities to practice her Spanish and Italian.   Email Megan

Treasurer:  Jill Traffanstedt  (2014-2016)
Jill is a native Texan who grew up in the West Texas town of Abilene.  She graduated from UT with a degree in Psychology.  Like many UT graduates, she stayed in Austin and bought a home in Wells Branch in 1985, back when Wells Branch Parkway did not exist.  Jill was part of the staff that published the first Wells Branch Word newsletter in September, 1985, and she served as editor until 1988.  During those early years, she was a member of the Wells Branch Neighborhood Association Board and volunteered for many activities in Wells Branch.  She enjoys gardening and reading historical fiction and fantasy.  Jill lives close to the library with her husband and two cats.    Email Jill

Vice President:  Faye Cormier  (2014-2016)
Faye’s life began in the best of both worlds; born a Texan and raised right across the state line in Louisiana. Life in a small town is much like life in Wells Branch; great neighbors, community tradition and pride as well as the freedom to directly impact community growth and quality of life.  Faye currently enjoys a career with a large managed care corporation as medical social worker. Faye’s other responsibilities include her position as the treasurer for the Wells Branch Neighborhood Association, Block Captain for Castle View Drive Neighborhood Watch group, Brown Santa volunteer, Coalition member for Ready by 21/Travis County, liaison for Friends of the Wells Branch Community Library and a very proud past recipient of the “Honorary Reference Librarian” for Well Branch Community Library.   Email Faye

Secretary:  Laura Gomez-Horton (2013-2015) 
Laura Gomez-Horton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor and Master of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.  Laura has extensive experience providing bilingual services and working with individuals, children, families, and groups in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, depression, anxiety, PTSD, immigration, parenting, social and familial development, cultural identity, prenatal/postnatal mental health, and grief and loss. She is currently the clinical director at the YWCA Greater Austin.  Laura grew up in the border town of Laredo, TX and has lived in Wells Branch since 1997.  She, her husband, and son enjoy participating in the story times, chess club, and other family activities at the library, as well as in the community sports and recreational events.  As a life-long learner, Laura is honored to be able to give back to the community through participation on the board and would like to encourage others to enhance their passion for learning. Email Laura

Friends of the Library Liaison:  Theresa Faris (2013-2015)
Theresa holds a Master’s Degree from UT in Library and Information Science and has been working in libraries for the past 15 years.  Her current position is at the Round Rock Public Library as the Collection Development and Technical Services Manager.  She worked many years as a children’s librarian and still loves reading children’s and young adult books.  Having lived in Wells Branch since 1999, Theresa is proud to be a part of this community.  She and her husband are raising two boys who currently attend Wells Branch Elementary.    Email Theresa

Financial Officer:  Edward Peterson

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