Animal Services Advisory Board

Regular Meetings

  • 6:00 PM
  • First Monday of the second month of each quarter
  • City Hall
    113 W. Mountain Street
    Room 111
    Fayetteville, AR 72701

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The Animal Services Advisory Board (ASAB) was first created by Resolution 81-09 on April 7, 2009 and later amended by Resolution 200-12 approved November 8, 2012, which reduced the board members to seven, and Resolution 128-13 approved June 4, 2013 amended Resolution 200-12 to add a council position appointed by the Mayor.  Ordinance 5959 was approved March 21, 2017 to enact Article XXX Animal Services Advisory Board in Chapter 33 and to declare an emergency clause.  Ordinance 5959 repealed Resolution 81-09, Resolution 200-12 and Resolution 128-13.

The Animal Services Advisory Board shall act in an advisory capacity to the Animal Services Superintendent, the Mayor, and the City Council on all policy matters pertaining to Animal Services Division activities, and work to stimulate and encourage communication with all members of the community to ensure that the programs, goals, and objectives of the Animal Services Program are consistent with community needs and desires.


Board members serve for staggered, three-year terms.

Member Structure

The Board shall be composed of eight members:

  • One City Council member appointed by the Mayor
  • One licensed veterinarian; however, if no licensed veterinarian applies for the position, the City Council may appoint another qualified veterinary professional
  • One owner, operator, or employee of a business related to the production, sale, distribution, or care of animals or livestock
  • Five residents of the City of Fayetteville, who need not have any other affiliation, membership, or association


The City Council member is appointed by the Mayor and shall serve until replaced. All other members are filled by appointment from the governing body of the City.

Public Notifications

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the Office of the City Clerk Treasurer which is distributed to the press and posted on the City CLerk Treasurer home page.

33.331 - Attendance Requirements

(A) Any citizen volunteer member of any city board, commission or committee who fails to attend at least 70% of all meetings of that committee within a twelve (12) month period of service shall be deemed to have resigned from the board, commission or committee and that person’s position shall be deemed vacant.

(B) Such citizen may petition the City Council for reinstatement by filing a letter with the City Clerk within twenty (20) days after notification that the citizen’s position has been declared vacant and explaining why extenuating circumstances justify reinstating the applicant to his or her former position.

(Ord. No. 5446, 10-4-11)