Library Board of Governance wants someone to fill a remaining term until 2016

Library Board of Governance Seeks Appointee

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – 8:15am

The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is seeking to identify individuals who have a passion for libraries and the ability to effectively advocate for them to serve on the West Florida Public Library Board of Governance.

This position will serve the remaining term of a vacant seat. The term expires February 20, 2016.

The Board of Governance (BOG) is composed of five members – three appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, one appointed by the Pensacola City Council and one appointed by the Pensacola Mayor. The BOG shall establish policy and oversee management of the West Florida Public Library (WFPL) and make recommendations to the BOCC regarding the annual budget. The mission of the BOG is to advise and assist the WFPL with its programs, activities and operational issues as defined in the strategic plan and annual plan. Members of the BOG serve without compensation.

To be eligible for the BOG you:

  1. Must be an elector of Escambia County;
  2. Cannot be a paid employee of the WFPL;
  3. Cannot be the spouse, partner, child, parent, or sibling of any paid employee of the WFPL;
  4. You must complete, sign and submit the attached questionnaire with a copy of your resume or curriculum vitae.

Questionnaires must be returned to the Human Resources Office at 221 Palafox Place, Suite 200, Pensacola, by April 30, 2014. Eligible applicants will be forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners for selection.

Questions may be addressed to Tom Turner, Escambia County Human Resources Director, at (850) 595-1637 or by email at

For more information about the West Florida Public Library system, please contact the Main Library at (850) 436-5060.


WFPL Board of Governance Questionnaire

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