VPL Advisory Board

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The Victoria Public Library is operated jointly by the City of Victoria and County of Victoria.  The purposes of the Victoria Public Library Advisory Board are:


  • To develop and establish immediate and long-range policies for the Library within the overall policies of the City & County;
  • To review budgets proposed by the Library administration and to recommend to the City and  County adjustments, changes and final adoption of those budgets;
  • To act as a liaison between the governing bodies of the City and County;
  • To perform such other duties and functions as delegated by the City and County.


The Library Advisory Board is composed of eleven members.

City Council Appointed Members
Kim Raley Pickens (September 2020)
Tony Vasquez (September 2020)
Destiny Hood (September 2021)
Unfilled Appointment

City & County Joint Appointed Member 
Carl Ruschhaupt (September 2020)

Bronte Club Representative
Barbara Lack & Mary Jane Schurtz

County Commissioner Court Appointed Members
Robin Knipling (September 2020)
Liz Morgenroth (September 2021)
Unfilled Appointment
Unfilled Appointment

Friends of the Library Representative
Shirley Clements


Regular meetings of the Library Advisory Board are held quarterly at the Victoria Public Library on the third Wednesday of the month at noon in February, May, August, and November.