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Animal Services Advisory Board

Link: Animal Services | Pet Adoption

The term of Office: Three years
Meeting Schedule: As Needed
Responsible for Board:  Allison Harper

Position Board Members Term Expires December 31
1 Dr. Lee Panko, Veterinarian  2022
2 Pam Ruemke, City Official  2023
3 Allison Harper, Animal Shelter  2022
4 Suzanne Callaway - Welfare Organization  2023
5 Sharon Guelker 2022

The purpose and responsibility of the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • To review and recommend procedures for the care and maintenance of the animal shelter facility and impounded animals to ensure compliance with state law, and
  • To periodically review the City’s animal control ordinances and make recommendations to Council for revisions needed.

At least five (5) members who reside in Washington County are appointed to three-year terms by the City Council.  All terms expire in December of the appropriate calendar year.   When suitable applicants are available, the Committee should be comprised of at least one (1) licensed veterinarian, one (1) county or municipal official, one (1) person whose duties include the daily operation of an animal shelter, one (1) representative from an animal welfare organization, and one (1) citizen.

The Committee’s authority is advisory and all actions taken will be presented to the City Council for approval before any action.


04/22/22   Agenda   Packet    

11/15/19     Packet    
07/12/19   Agenda   Packet    
05/17/19   Agenda   Packet   Minutes