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Run for the Library Board of Trustees

Make a difference in the Wells Branch community by running for a place on the Library's Board of Trustees in November.

Run for the library board of trustees

Make an impact in the Wells Branch Community

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If you have a passion for serving your community and an interest in the ongoing development & improvement of the Wells Branch Community Library, consider running for the library's Board of Trustees in the November General Election!

3 places are up for election on the November 2020 ballot.

Candidates must:

  • Reside within the boundaries of the library district
  • Be registered to vote within the library district
    (If in doubt, check your voter registration certificate or contact the library)
  • Download the candidate application form below, or contact the library by phone, text, or email to obtain a paper copy.
  • Submit your notarized Ballot Application and Campaign Treasurer Appointment Form to the library by 8/17/2020 at 5pm
    • Contact the library to arrange a contact-free drop-off
    • Or place your application in a sealed envelope marked "Attention - Library Director" & place in the library's book drop (please call to confirm receipt)
    • Or mail your application to:
      15001 Wells Port Drive
      Austin, TX 78728
      (please call to confirm receipt)
    • You can fax your completed, notarized paperwork to the library at (512) 989-3533.  (please call to confirm receipt)
    • You can scan in your completed, notarized paperwork and email it to  (please call to confirm receipt)

Downloadable Forms

What do library board members do?

  • Serve 2-year terms
  • Conduct public meetings at the library approximately every 4-6 weeks
  • Oversee library services & staff
  • Develop & approve library policies
  • Plan for future growth & development of the library
  • Serve as an advocate for the library within the community
  • Trustee positions are unpaid and receive no special consideration in library services

Want to know more?  Email a member of the current Board of Trustees with your questions on what it's like to serve in this role!

Library Mission Statement: The Wells Branch Community Library enriches and engages our community with a friendly environment of information services and resources. Everyone is welcome to experience the joy of learning, the empowerment of literacy, diverse entertainment, cultural appreciation, lifelong curiosity, and continual growth opportunities.