Animal Shelter Advisory Committee

The Animal Shelter Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the city council related to the Animal Shelter and general animal control throughout the community.

Agendas and Minutes

Meets quarterly, third Thursdays in February, May, August and November at 6:30 p.m. at the Prairie Paws Adoption Center Conference Room, 2222 W. Warrior Trail.


Thirteen members: Nine members shall be citizens; One member shall be a licensed veterinarian; One member shall have duties which include the daily operation of an animal shelter; One member shall be the city’s Environmental Services Director; and one member shall be a representative of an animal welfare organization.

Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Members:

  • Tesmer, Karen
  • Ross, Rayna
  • Ellis, Tracy
  • Smarto, Don
  • Vincent, Marlena
  • Patykiewicz, Marsha Steever
  • Owens, Tracy
  • Turner, Lisa
  • Monroe, Madeline
  • Wright, Destinee
  • Yap, Lily


Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Contact: For more information on meeting dates or if interested in attending, please email Lily Yap.