Governing Board & Board of Trustees

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

12 SE 1st St.
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Dr. Leanetta McNeally
Dr. Leanetta McNealy (Vice-Chair)
School Board of Alachua County 
Governing Board Term: 4 years
November 2020-November 2024
(352) 955-7300

620 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Charles S. Chestnut, IV
Charles S. Chestnut, IV
Board of County Commissioners - Alachua County
Governing Board Term: 4 years
November 2020-November 2024
(352) 264-6900

12 SE 1st St.
Gainesville, FL 32601

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

12 SE 1st St.
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Harvey Ward
Harvey Ward
Gainesville City Commission
Governing Board Term: 3 years
May 2021-May 2024
(352) 334-5016

200 E. University Ave.
P. O. Box 490, Station 19
Gainesville, FL 32627

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Desmon Duncan-Walker
Desmon Duncan-Walker
Gainesville City Commission
Governing Board Term: 3 years
September 2021-May 2024
(352) 334-5016

200 E. University Ave.
P. O. Box 490, Station 19
Gainesville, FL 32627

 

 

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees includes three Alachua County representatives, three City of Gainesville representatives and one League of Cities representative. Members are citizen volunteers appointed by the Governing Board who work with the Library District and Governing Board in developing recommendations, advocacy and other supportive duties.

Board of Trustee Members
Kim Worley (Chair) Alachua County League of Cities Representative Term: April 15, 2020-March 31, 2023
Scherwin L. Henry (Vice-Chair) Alachua County Representative Term: May 15, 2019-March 31, 2022
Linda Y. Jackson City of Gainesville Representative Term: April 15, 2020-March 31, 2023
Larry McDaniel Alachua County Representative Term: April 21, 2021-March 31, 2024
Dr. Ralph W. Rice Alachua County Representative Term: May 20, 2020-March 31, 2023
Dr. Sharlynn Sweeney City of Gainesville Representative Term: April 17, 2019-March 31, 2022
Ester S. Tibbs City of Gainesville Representative Term: April 21, 2021-March 31, 2024

 

 

Notice of Public Meeting

All Upcoming Board Meetings

View a list of all Board meetings this fiscal year (including the Governing Board, Board of Trustees, Pension Board of Trustees, and Joint Board Sessions).

Agendas for the Governing BoardPension Board of Trustees, and Board of Trustees meetings are posted at least seven days before the meeting on the event pages and can be accessed by clicking on individual event dates and times on this page or under "Notice of Public Meetings."