Update: March 2, 2020
There are two Milton Public Library trustee positions on the March 3, 2020, Town Meeting Day ballot.
Current Board President Lisa Barron is running unopposed for re-election to the three-year seat.
Tammie Conner and Tracy Hughes are running for the two-year seat. Following are their unedited responses to the question, “Why do you want to serve on the Milton Public Library board of trustees.”
Hi my name is Tammie Conner and I moved to Milton 5 years ago. I have two grown sons and 4 amazing granddaughters (3 are/will be in the Milton Town School System). I love to quilt, volunteer, garden and read.
Did I say I love reading? Reading is the key to opening our minds to new and exciting adventures. Reading teaches us about others and the world beyond our door. Our Milton Library is that and so much more. I want to give back to our local community and working with this wonderful Library is a great way to do that. Milton and its Library is already great. I want to help keep it that way.
Sincerely, Tammie L Conner, Milton
My name is Tracy Hughes and I am running for Library Trustee. As a first grade teacher and mother of three young children I know what a valuable resource our town library is to our community. My husband and I decided to settle in Milton and raise our family here due in large part to this wonderful community and all it provides. I feel that continuing to support the amazing programs and work that the library already does is one way I can give back to my town. I know the library brings people together and opens a world of possibilities to people of all ages and backgrounds. I would love your support and vote on Tuesday, March 3rd.
Voting is 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Milton Town Offices, 43 Bombardier Road.
An informational Public Hearing to discuss and answer questions about ballot items will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the Milton High School Auditorium.
Sample ballots for the March 3, 2020, election are available at this link.
There will be two Milton Public Library trustee positions open in 2020. Lisa Barron, whose term expires in March 2020, plans to run again for the three-year seat. Jen Dooley is retiring from the board, when her two-year term ends in March.
Those wishing to run for the two-year and three-year library trustee seats must submit the Consent of Candidate form and the Signature Form to the town clerk’s office by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, to be on the March 3 ballot. The signatures of 30 Milton voters are required. Both forms are available from the Town Clerk’s Office, 43 Bombardier Rd. in Milton. The office is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Milton Public Library is a municipal department of the Town of Milton, Vermont, and is under the management of the Milton Library Board. The board is comprised of five trustees, who are elected by the residents of Milton. The current trustees are:
3-year Judy Schmidt 2019 – 2022
3-year Lisa Barron 2017 – 2020
3-year Veronica Valz 2018 – 2021
2-year Christine Hauslein 2019 – 2021
2-year Jennifer Dooley 2018 – 2020