POUND RIDGE, N.Y. With the candidate petition deadline looming, the Pound Ridge Library is seeking people to run for its Board of Trustees in the September elections.
Four seats are available on the board. Under the special district library's charter, trustees are elected to three-year terms by town residents, rather than appointed.
Board President David Dow is seeking a second term, while Trustee Ken Turner has reached his six-year term limit. Two other seats are open for election as well.
There are no formal qualifications, except a commitment to serve the designated term, the ability to attend evening meetings and a willingness to participate on at least one subcommittee, said Marilyn Tinter, library director. The board is very involved with the vision and future goals of the library, and we are looking for someone in town to bring their passion to help reach those goals.
Tinter said various skills are needed, from legal to financial to public relations.
Most important, however, is the interest and commitment from the candidate to make the library as good as it can be, she said.
Interested residents who would like to run for trustee can obtain petitions from the library and then gather a minimum of 10 signatures from people 18 and over who are registered voters in Pound Ridge. The complete petitions should be brought to the library no later than Tuesday, Aug. 28. Candidates will also be asked to submit a brief one-paragraph biography.
The election is Thursday, Sept. 27, at the library between 2 and 8 p.m.
For more information, call library board secretary Lee Goldstein at 914-234-2367.
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