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Library Governance

The Benbrook Public Library is governed by a five-member board of trustees. This board is elected by you the voters of Benbrook. Each trustee is elected for a two year term. The terms are staggered so there is a Library Board election each year. Library trustees must be residents of Benbrook and registered voters. 

The Benbrook Library District Board of Trustees meets monthly, usually on the third Monday, at 6:30 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and we invite you to attend. The agenda is posted on the library's bulletin board and website at least three days prior to each meeting.  The minutes from our past meetings can be found in our archives.

Meet the Trustees

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Carol Hafer

Carol Hafer was originally elected to the Board of Trustees from 2012-2018 and re-elected in 2019.  Since 2010 Carol has been the District Library Media Specialist supervising Secondary School libraries in Crowley ISD.  Previously she was an elementary and intermediate librarian for CISD.  Carol serves as Chair of the Texas Library Association’s Topaz Nonfiction Reading List Committee and is a member of other state committees.  She is active in her church serving on committees and teaching Sunday School.  But most important are her activities with her 8 beautiful and intelligent grandchildren! Carol Hafer is currently serving 2019 – 2021.

Roy Baird

Roy C. (Corky) Baird was appointed to the Board in 2006 and last re-elected in November, 2019 . Corky and his wife, Pat, have resided in Benbrook since 1995. They have five children, eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He holds degrees in mathematics and physics and has taught at the University of Oklahoma, TCU, and All Saints Episcopal Day School. He is currently semi-retired but works as a private consultant in information systems. He volunteers as a computer tutor at the Benbrook Public Library. Corky is the Investment Officer for the Library Board of Trustees. Roy C. Baird is currently serving 2019-2021

Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore was elected to the Board in 2015. Rachel has resided in Benbrook with her husband, Randal, since 2012. They have two young children who love participating in the library’s numerous activities. Rachel has a B.S. from Clemson University and a J.D. from Texas A&M University School of Law.  She has a passion for educating small business owners about intellectual property rights, and currently practices small business and employment law in Fort Worth. In her very limited spare time, she is also a freelance writer and editor. Rachel Moore is currently serving 2019-2021.

Larry Vickers

Larry Vickers was elected to the Library Board in 2018 and also serves on the Benbrook Planning and Zoning Commission.  He was Manager of Support Services in the Housing & Dining Dept. of Texas Tech University for many years.  He moved to Benbrook in 2005 while working as Branch Operations & Client Service Manager for AXA Advisors.  He holds degrees in Economics and Hotel & Restaurant Administration from Oklahoma State University.  Larry and his wife Patty have one daughter.  Larry Vickers is currently serving 2020-2022.

David McClellan

David McClellan was elected to the Library Board in 2020. He and his wife, Barbara, moved to Benbrook in 2019 from Weatherford Texas. David holds a Master’s Degree in Education Administration with a Texas Superintendent Certification, an undergraduate degree in Economics. He also serves on the school board of the Trinity Episcopal School, president of the North Texas Cactus Society, and currently interim treasurer of the Friends of the Benbrook Library.  David is currently serving 2020-2022.