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Library Advisory Board

Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board was created in 1986 and advises the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on the Libraries’ budget, policies, library services, and more.

Purpose of Library Advisory


The purpose of the Library Board is set forth in Citrus County Resolution Number 86-54 as approved by the Citrus County Special Library District Governing Board on March 11, 1986.

It is the duty of the Library Board to advise the Board of County Commissioners on public libraries’ budget, policies, services, and other pertinent matters.

The Library Board consists of nine members. The officers of the Library Board consist of a Chair, a Vice-Chair, and a Secretary.

The Library Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of every other month. In the event of a conflict with holidays or other events, a majority of the members present may change the date of any scheduled meeting. All meetings begin at 8:00 AM.

Governing Body


All Five Citrus County Commissioners

  • Chair Scott E. Carnahan
  • 1st Vice Chair Ronald E. Kitchen Jr.
  • 2nd Vice Chair Ruthie Davis Schlabach
  • Commissioner Jeff Kinnard D.C.
  • Commisioner Holly L. Davis

One Representative From Crystal River City Council

  • Ken Brown

One Representative From Inverness City Council

  • David Ryan

Library Board Officers


Chair, April McLaughlin
Vice Chair, Neale Brennan

Library Liaisons


Director, Eric C. Head
Secretary, Leyda Rivera

Board Members


Name Term Expires
Lorraine Benefield 1/31/2023
Neale Brennan 1/31/2022
Ken Jones 1/31/2023
Elaine Kleid 1/31/2023
April McLaughlin 1/31/2022
Phyllis Peters 1/31/2023
Edith Ramlow 1/31/2022
Carol Spring 1/31/2022
Vacant 1/31/2022

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