A group of seven people have been selected to serve on the new governing board overseeing the creation of a library district, a property tax-funded library system that voters approved in the 2022 election to replace the City of Boulder’s libraries.

The appointments were made by a selection committee, made up of Councilmembers Aaron Brockett and Nicole Speer, and Boulder County Commissioners Claire Levy and Marta Loachamin. The appointments are expected to be ratified by the Boulder City Council and the Boulder County Board of Commissioners in the coming weeks.

If given final approval, the board of trustees will be made up of many residents who have long advocated for the city’s libraries. This includes members of the Boulder Library Commission, a city advisory board, Boulder Library Champions, the campaign set up to support the formation of the library district, and the Boulder Library Foundation, a nonprofit that funds certain library services. The proposed trustees are Benita Duran, Sam Fuqua, Douglas Hamilton, Cara O’Brien, Joni Teter, Sylvia Wirba and Jenn Yee.

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