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Carlo Fassi Appointed to Library Board of Trustees (Oct.17, 2017)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 17, 2017 – Jacksonville Public Library announces that Carlo Fassi has joined the Board of Library Trustees. Fassi was confirmed as a trustee by Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Fassi, currently serving as the Public and Government Affairs Assistant in the State Attorney’s Office, was the campaign manager for State Attorney Melissa Nelson’s campaign in 2016. Before running a successful State Attorney campaign, Fassi also served as a Public Affairs Consultant for Kinder Morgan in 2015 and as President of the University of North Florida’s student government from 2012 to 2014.

Despite being one of the newest and youngest members of the Board of Library Trustees Fassi brings with him several years of leadership and Board experience. He acted as the student member on the University of North Florida Board of Trustees for two years and as the student representative on the State University System of Florida Board of Governors. Fassi also recently graduated from the James Madison Institute Leaders Fellowship Program.

He fills the vacancy left by Dr. Brenda Simmons-Hutchins who served two terms on the Board of Library Trustees—one as a member and one as chair.

About the Board of Library Trustees

The Board of Library Trustees is comprised of volunteers who serve as the policy and planning body for the Jacksonville Public Library system. There are 12 voting members and at least two non-voting members who serve in an ex officio capacity. Non-voting members are the city council president or a designee and up to one additional council member, and the superintendent of schools or a designee. Trustees are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council. Each trustee serves a four-year term and may serve a total of two consecutive terms. Bios and photos of board members are available at:

About the Jacksonville Public Library

The mission of the Jacksonville Public Library is to enrich lives, build community and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together. Last year, more than 3.4 million visits were made to Jacksonville Public Libraries, items were checked out more than 5.7 million times, and over 13,000 programs and services were offered to Duval County residents at the Main Library and 20 branch locations. For more information about the Jacksonville Public Library, call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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