Library District seeks candidates for board posts

Hood River County Library District is candidates to run for its Board of Directors. The District was created by a vote of the citizens of Hood River County on Nov. 2, 2010, following the closure of the Hood River County Library, a department of Hood River County.

The new District has a five-person elected governing board that focuses solely on how the libraries can best serve Hood River County. There are two openings on its Board of Directors. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend any of the next three Board of Directors meetings on Jan. 20, Feb. 17, and March 17, all at 7 p.m. at Hood River Library

The District is an independent unit of local government dedicated to library operation in Hood River County and is governed by an independent, unpaid Board of Directors elected by the local community. Board members serve 4-year terms and meet monthly. The Board is responsible for setting higher-level library policies, establishing and keeping on track the District budget, determining the strategic direction of the District, and supervising the Library Director. Board members must reside within Hood River County.

Individuals interested in running must submit a District Candidate Filing form SEL 190 to the Hood River County Elections Office by Thursday, March 19. Contact Library Director Buzzy Nielsen for additional information at or 541-387-7062. More information about the Library District Board of Directors, including contact information and minutes from previous meetings, can be found at

The filing period has started for the Special District election on May 19, 2015.

Filings for special district seats are accepted through March 19, which is also the deadline for districts to file a measure for the May election.

Potential candidates can find the filing form on the Hood River County Elections website. All applications must be in our office no later than 5 p.m. on March 19.

For details contact the Hood River County Elections office at 541-386-1442.

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