Governing Board

The Governing Board includes three members of the Board of Alachua County Commissioners, two members of the Gainesville City Commission and one member of the Alachua County School Board.  Members are selected by their respective Commission or Board and take actions necessary to provide public library services to the citizens of Alachua County.

Governing Board Members

Marihelen Wheeler (Chair)
Board of County Commissioners - Alachua County
(4 years) November 2018 - November 2022
(352) 264-6900

12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Gigi Simmons (Vice-Chair)
Gainesville City Commission
(3 years) May 2019 - May 2022
352-334-5016

200 East University Avenue
P.O. Box 490, Station 19
Gainesville, FL 32627

Charles S. Chestnut, IV
Board of County Commissioners - Alachua County
(4 years) November 2016 - November 2020
(352) 264-6900

12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Ken Cornell
Board of County Commissioners - Alachua County
(4 years) November 2018 - November 2022
(352) 264-6900

12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Gail Johnson
Gainesville City Commission
(3 years) May 2020 - May 2023
(352) 334-5016

200 East University Avenue
P. O. Box 490, Station 19
Gainesville, FL 32627

Dr. Leanetta McNealy
School Board of Alachua County
(4 years) November 2016 - November 2020
(352) 955-7300

620 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601