Victoria Public Library Advisory Board


  • Noon
  • Quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday of February, May, August, and November
  • Victoria Public Library
    302 N Main Street
    Victoria, TX 77901


The Library Advisory Board is composed of eleven members. Below is each member's name and when their term expires..

City Council Appointed Members

  • Barbara David (August 2022)
  • Ashley Sisson (October 2023)
  • Tony Vasquez (October 2023)
  • Dr. Heather Para (August 2022)

City and County Joint Appointed Member

Jake Truss (October 2023) 

Bronte Club Representative

  • Barbara Lack 
  • Mary Jane Schurtz

County Commissioner Court Appointed Members

  • Robin Knipling (September 2022)
  • Deb Crislip-Baker (September 2022)
  • Crystal (CJ) Thornton (September 2022)
  • Brittanie Dierlam (September 2022)

Friends of the Library Representative

Friends of the Library President- Diana Sneed

About the Board

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 act as a liaison between the governing bodies of the City and County
  • To develop and establish immediate and long-range policies for the Library within the overall policies of the City and County
  • To perform such other duties and functions as delegated by the City and 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