Trustee Election – Open Seat

The Fairport Public Library Board of Trustees will have one (1) open seat on its five-member board during this year’s election.  Suzanne Stockman, after serving more than 30 years, has chosen not to seek re-election. The board positions are unpaid and non-partisan. The Board of Trustees sets policy for the library and oversees its finances, facilities, and long-range planning. Board members are elected annually at the May school district election and budget vote for a five-year term. All residents over age 18 of the Fairport Central School District are eligible to apply.  The responsibilities of a trustee include:

  • Assist in creating and developing the long-range plan of the library
  • Regularly plan and evaluate the library’s service program based on community needs
  • Select, hire and regularly evaluate a qualified library director
  • Secure adequate funding for the library’s service program
  • Exercise fiduciary responsibility for the use of public and private funds
  • Adopt policies and rules regarding library governance, use and personnel
  • Maintain a facility that meets the library’s and community’s needs
  • Promote the library in the local community and in society in general
  • Conduct the business of the library in an open and ethical manner in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and with respect for the institution, staff and public

    For more information about duties and time commitment, please refer to the Trustee Job Description (link).

Please see the Fairport Central School District Library Candidate Memo for details. Petitions must be filed with the District Clerk by Monday. April 22, 2024.

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