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Board of 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.  Five trustees are elected for two-year terms to oversee the District. Trustees must live within District boundaries to serve. Elections are held in November of each year. 

In 2018, three positions will be up for election.  Interested eligible persons can apply for a position on the ballot between July 21, 2018 and August 20, 2018.  During this window, applications will be available and should be returned to the Information Desk at the library during regular hours. 

2018 Notice of Drawing for a Place on the Ballot

2018 Notice of Deadline to File Applications for a Place on the Ballot

2018 Order Calling Trustee Election

Current Trustees

President:  Faye Cormier (2016-2018) | Email Faye
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.

Vice President: Matt Sims (2016-2018) | Email Matt
With a love for history and books, he wants to help the library continue as good stewards of our tax dollars while growing alongside our community.  He served in the United States Army for three years before being honorably discharged in March 2006.  He has since obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from Texas Tech School of Law.  For the past six years, he has worked as a legislative staffer in the Texas House of Representatives.  He and Amanda, his wife of ten years, have one child, Rileigh age 5.

Treasurer:  Jill Traffanstedt  (2016-2018) | Email Jill
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.

Secretary:  Christine Bloemsma (2017-2019) | Email Christine
Christine is a seventh-generation Texan and twenty-two year Wells Branch Resident.  Some of her earliest memories are of going to the library in San Antonio.   She admits she’s been kicked out of more libraries than bars at closing time, though in her graduate school years, the count got close.  With a Bachelor’s degree in English and Sociology from Austin College and Master’s in English from Texas A&M University, Christine works at a hotel downtown and teaches at Austin Community College.  Christine’s connection to WBCL goes back to the early days of residents bringing boxes of book donations we hoped would “seed” our library to a storage room loaned by a church in the Bratton Square shopping center.  Christine’s best gift in recent memory was a Little Free Library her husband and daughter built for her to curate in their front yard!

Friends of the Library Liaison:  Ralph Simon (2017-2019) | Email Ralph
Ralph was born in Detroit, Michigan, but raised in the San Fernado Valley/Hollywood area of Los Angeles.  He moved to Wells Branch in 1998.  He was the first president of the Brattonwood HOA and is currently an active volunteer with the FOL and the WBNA.  He has served on the board and as an officer of many professional, educational, social and fraternal organizations.  His career was that of a buyer/ manager for many major retailers, an owner of a small chain of shoe stores and a Series 7 licensed financial advisor.  He and his wife have been traveling extensively worldwide the last few years.   He is an avid and accomplished duplicate and tournament bridge player.