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Union County, North Carolina

Library Board of Trustees

Member Name Position Title Term Date District Qualifications

Gustavo Arevalo

At Large Representative

12/18/2017 - 1/31/2020

at large

County Resident

Charlene Baucom

Marshville Region Representative

2/6/2017 - 1/31/2019

by virtue of region

County resident

Karen Bowman

Weddington Region Representative

2/6/2017 - 1/31/2019

by virtue of region

County Resident

Elizabeth Cullen

At Large Representative

2/6/2017 - 1/31/2019

at large

County Resident

Valerie Gromlovits

Waxhaw Region Representative

2/6/2017 - 1/31/2019

by virtue of region

County resident

Myra Helms

Union West Region Representative

12/18/2017 - 1/31/2020

by virtue of region

County Resident

Renee Hottle

Fairview Region Representative

1/16/2018 - 1/31/2020

by virtue of region

County Resident

Terry Settle

At Large Representative

2/5/2018 - 1/31/2020

at large

County Resident

Barbara Harrison

County Commissioner Representative

December 2018

at large

County Commissioner Representative

Margaret Sowden

Monroe Region Representative

12/18/2017 - 1/31/2020

by virtue of region

County Resident

Notes: If a member name cell is blank, it can mean either the current position and term are vacant, or the person who served in the capacity during the term date is still serving until a new appointment is made.

Legislation

AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH: Resolution of Union County Board of Commissioners adopted March 26, 1985, amended December 17, 1990. .

Number of Positions

10

Meeting Information

3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

Union County Public Library, Monroe, NC, through 2014. Beginning 2015, meeting locations will rotate between the public library branches. (See Library webpage for more information).

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Contact Information

Clerk to the Board of Commissioners:
Lynn West, CMC
500 N. Main St., Room 914
Monroe, NC 28112

Phone: 704-283-3853
Email: west@unioncountync.gov

About the Library Board of Trustees

The purpose of the Board of Trustees shall be to formulate and adopt, with assistance of the professional library director, policies for the delivery of library services for all inhabitants of Union County, North Carolina, and to advise the Board of County Commissioners on matters of library development. In accordance with NCGS 153A-226, the powers and duties outlined below are delegated to the Library Board.

Board of Trustees Powers and Duties

  • To formulate and adopt programs and policies for the government of the Library which are consistent with state and federal statutes and regulations, and with Union County policies; and which assure public access to library resources and protection of County property.
  • To make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners concerning construction and improvements of library buildings and the other structures for the library system.
  • To advise the County Manager on the appointment of a Library Director, who holds or is eligible for a North Carolina Public Librarian Certificate, as required by the State Aid eligibility requirements.
  • To establish a schedule of fines and charges for the late return, failure to return, damage to, and loss of library materials, and to take other measures to protect and regulate the use of library resources.
  • To extend the privileges and use of the library system to nonresidents on terms prescribed by the Board.
  • To otherwise advise the Board of County Commissioners on library matters.
  • To make an annual report on the operations of the Library to the Board of County Commissioners and to make an annual report to the Department of Cultural Resources as required by NCGS 125-5.
  • In accordance with NCGS 153-263(3), the Library Board shall make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the acquisition of real property for the public library system.
  • The Board of Trustees shall be composed of nine members, appointed by the Union County Board of Commissioners. All members must be residents of Union County and shall be chosen from the populace with reference to their qualifications of such office. One person shall be appointed to represent each of the following regions: Marshville Region-Marshville and eastern Union County; Monroe Region-City of Monroe and central Union County; Weddington Region-including Marvin and Wesley Chapel; Waxhaw Region-including Mineral Springs and southwestern Union County; Union West Region-Indian Trail, Stallings, Lake Park, Hemby Bridge; Fairview Region-including Unionville and northwestern Union County. Three seats shall be at large seats, and the person filling each of these seats may be a resident of any region of the County. The Union County Board of Commissioners shall designate one of its own members to serve ex-officio on the Library Board. The Commissioner shall serve as a liaison and shall have no vote.