Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #45

Animal Services Advisory Board Appointments


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Robert Smith, Director, Public Safety Department x 3511

Sarah Brown, Chief, Animal Services Division, x 8346

Action Requested
Appointment of two persons to fill the vacant positions on the Manatee County Animal Services Advisory Board.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S.125; Manatee County Resolution R-15-165

Background Discussion
  • There are two open positions on the Advisory Board. 
  • The first vacant seat falls under the category of:
    • Up to three (3) citizens who are either corporate officers of, or have written authorization to represent, existing non-profit organizations, agencies, or voluntary associations within the County with a primary mission of the care, handling, or rescue of domestic animals.  As to this category, no one organization, agency, or association may have more than one representative holding one of these three (3) representative seats at any given time.
  • There are three candidates that qualify for this category:  
    • Thea Kinzer, representing Underdog Rescue
    • Katie Howard, representing Friends of Manatee County Animal Services
    • Laurie Wasoski, representing Canine Castaways, Inc. 
  • The second vacant seat falls under the category of:
    • One (1) citizen who does not fall within the foregoing categories, who is not associated with an existing rescue agency, and who, within two years prior to appointment, has adopted an animal from Manatee County Animal Services.
  • The following are candidates for this position:
    • Katie Howard
    • Bruce Kamm
    • Marcia Hill
    • Melissa Kinder
  • All six applications are attached for review.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Resolution 15-165 reviewed by Robert M. Eschenfelder, former Chief Assistant County Attorney.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Email Sarah Brown (sarah.brown@mymanatee.org) the names of the Animal Services Advisory Board new appointees.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$0.00 0010006800 MCAS Admin

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  MKinder.pdf
Attachment:  LWasoski.pdf
Attachment:  AS Marcia S. Hill 07.31.17.pdf
Attachment:  Katie Howard ASAB Application.pdf
Attachment:  AS Thea Kinzer 07.21.17.pdf
Attachment:  BKamm.pdf