The City of Newport is seeking applications from Newport residents interested in serving on the Library Board. The Library Board meets every other month on the second Wednesday, at 5:15 P.M., at the Newport Public Library. Service on the Library Board also involves service on the Newport Public Library Foundation, a private 501(c)(3) organization that meets every other month on the months that the Library Board does not meet.
The Library Board prepares policies on library operation and service, including general library operation; acquisition, use and disposition of library property; and coordination of library service with other local governments. It also makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the appointment of the library director, the library budget, and library facilities.
Anyone interested in serving on this board should apply using the city’s committee application which is found on the city website at www.newportoregon.gov; click on “City;” then on “Committees;” and then on “Application for Committee/Commission.”
The completed form can be submitted electronically. Copies of the committee application form can also be obtained by contacting the City Manager’s Office at 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365, or by calling 541.574.0613.
The Library Board will interview interested volunteers, and forward a recommendation to the Mayor for formal appointment.