Animal Control Board

Meetings

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • First Wednesday in March, June, September and December
  • Animal Control Shelter, 6700 Butler Creek Road

Agendas and Minutes

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Purpose

The Animal Control Board was established to review animal control program policies to ensure consistency with all pertinent City ordinances, to approve or deny requests for multiple dog permits, and to perform other duties as described in the interlocal agreement between the City and the County on cooperative animal control.

Animal Control policies shall be reviewed by an Animal Control Board to ensure consistency with all City ordinances and County resolutions pertaining to animal control.

Members

  • Five members
  • Two-year terms

Membership includes two members appointed by the City Council, two members appointed by the County Commissioners, and one member selected by those four appointees who shall be a licensed veterinarian. 

Qualifications include being a resident of the City of Missoula. 

Members Start of Term End of Term
County Appointments: Board of County Commissioners    
Jesse Munro Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
W. Lynn Gontarek-Gerberson Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2018
City Appointments: City Council    
Adam Ehlers Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2018
Karen Munro Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2018
Animal Control Board - Must be a licensed veterinarian    
Shoni Card, DVM Ongoing Appointment           n/a

Authorization

Missoula Municipal Code (MMC) Title 6, Interlocal Agreement #113 between the City of Missoula and Missoula County 

City Council Committee 

Public Safety and Health 
For more information contact the department liaison - Health Department - Jeff Darrah, Animal Control Supervisor

Appointments

Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. Interested in serving on a board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.