Nine candidates seek three seats on Hudson Library and Historical Society board of directors

by Laura Freeman | Reporter Published:

Hudson -- Hudson Library and Historical Society members will choose three representatives from nine candidates to sit on the board of directors at the library's annual meeting Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. in the Flood Family Meeting Room.

All three members of the board whose terms expire in February -- Deborah Currin, Jill McCauslin and Nancy G. Rufus -- as well as six more -- Amit Mittal, Dean E. Rolland, Stuart J. MacDonnell, Denise D. Gibson, Karl R. Wetzel and Kelly S. Jones -- submitted applications before a Jan. 25 deadline, according to Rafael McLaughlin, chairman of the library's nominating committee.

"Overall it's a good group of applicants and we look forward to meeting them," McLaughlin said.

Biographies of the candidates were not immediately available. Look for them in a future issue of the Hub-Times.

Candidates are expected to attend one of two public interview sessions: Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the library's Laurel Lake Room, or Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Kanter Room.

Management of the Hudson Library and Historical Society is overseen by a nine-member board of directors, each serving three-year terms. The board meets on the fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m.

Candidates and voters are required to be Hudson residents, at least 18 years old, and have a valid CLEVNET library card. All candidates must attend the Feb. 24 meeting to be eligible for election to the board, and voters must be present to cast a ballot.

Every attendee can vote for three candidates, McLaughlin said. The three candidates with the most votes are appointed to the board.

Board members are responsible for library funding and development, and for planning the short and long-term goals of the library, he said.

The board is not in charge of daily operations, "but we do provide oversight and assistance in making sure goals are met, and serve as the library's representatives to the community," McLaughlin said.

For more information, visit www.hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658.

Email: lfreeman@recordpub.com

Phone: 330-541-9434

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