Animal Services Advisory Board
|Position||Board Members||Term Expires December 31|
|1||Dr. Lee Panko||2020|
The Animal Shelter Advisory Committee is authorized under Section 823.005 of the Health and Safety Code. 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 two-year terms by the City Council. All terms expire in December of the appropriate calendar year. As outlined by State law, the Committee must 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.