City of Kingston accepting applications for KFPL board member

Photo by Lucas Mulder/Kingstonist.

The City of Kingston is looking for a board member for the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL). The KFPL Board oversees the library’s goals and objectives, develops policies, advocates for the library and engages with community members to understand their needs for future services, resources and programming, according to a release from the City of Kingston.

“Board members are appointed for a term that aligns with Kingston City Council and will serve until 2026,” the City stated. “The board typically meets eight times per year; special meetings are occasionally held for time-sensitive discussions.”

In response to Kingstonist’s inquiries, the City confirmed that the KFPL Board position is volunteer, and there is only one vacancy on the board.

According to the City, the main role of the board is to provide the library with over-arching, future-focused goals and to monitor the library’s progress toward those goals. On its website, the City suggested that it is important to remember that the board does not make operating decisions for the library regarding the day-to-day activities of the library.

Detailed information about the board’s responsibilities is available at www.CityofKingston.ca/Committees.

The following details were shared by the City of Kingston:

To be eligible to serve on most municipal committees or boards, you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • A resident/business owner in the City of Kingston; and 
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident, a person who has been given permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada and has resided in Kingston for at least one year.

Submit your application:

Interested applicants may apply in one of three ways:

  • Online at www.CityofKingston.ca/Committees  
  • By calling 613-546-0000 to request a paper application. We will provide a postage-paid envelope to return the application to City Hall. 
  • At City Hall, 216 Ontario St., in the City Clerk’s Department.

The City noted that applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Jul. 19, 2024.

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