Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 22, 2015
REVISED September 22, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #46

Animal Services Advisory Board Appointments


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Bill Hutchison, Interim Animal Services Director, Ext. 3793

Action Requested
Appointment of five individuals to the Animal Services Advisory Board.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Resolution R-15-165 Establishing the Animal Services Advisory Board

Background Discussion

 Membership on the Animal Services Advisory Board shall be provided for in the following manner: Three (3) citizens representing existing organizations, agencies or voluntary associations within the community whose primary objective and purpose is the care, handling or rescue of animals; two (2) citizens, one of whom shall have expertise in business, organization or operational endeavors; one (1) veterinarian, representing veterinarians within Manatee County, and the currently contracted veterinarian; overall membership shall be limited to one person per agency. Additionally, at least one member of the Animal Services Division shall serve as the liaison member to the Advisory Board as is herein established. Other liaisons may be engaged as needed to address specific issues.

There are five vacant seats on the Board (the terms of four seats have expired, and one member has resigned).  Three individuals are needed to fill the seats of citizens representing existing organizations, and two individuals are needed for the seats of citizens with expertise in business/marketing.

Applications were received from 14 individuals. 

Applicants who qualify as representatives of existing organizations are (three appointments required):

  • Lisa Barnott (Incumbent)
  • John Marble
  • Joanna Maza
  • Susan O'Day
  • Katie Rose Wiehl

Applicants with expertise in business/marketing are (two appointments required):

  • Luke Berglund (Incumbent)
  • LaVonne Bower
  • Anne Bridges
  • James Cooper
  • Charles Hamilton (Incumbent)
  • John Marble
  • Joanna Maza
  • Susan O'Day
  • William Oser
  • Jean Peelen (Incumbent)
  • Tejbir Sandhu
  • Jessica Zemanek

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Barnott, Lisa.pdf
Attachment:  Berglund, Luke.pdf
Attachment:  Bower, LaVonne.pdf
Attachment:  Bridges, Anne.pdf
Attachment:  Cooper, James.pdf
Attachment:  Hamilton, Charles.pdf
Attachment:  Marble, John.pdf
Attachment:  Maza, Joanna.pdf
Attachment:  O'Day, Susan.pdf
Attachment:  Oser, William.pdf
Attachment:  Peelen, Jean.pdf
Attachment:  Sandhu, Tejbir.pdf
Attachment:  Wiehl, Katie.pdf
Attachment:  Zemanek, Jessica.pdf