WCRAS Advisory Board
In 2016, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance 55.035, to create an Animal Services Advisory Board. The purpose of the Animal Services Advisory Board is to strengthen the communication between the community and WCRAS, and to allow a public platform to hear updates centered around WCRAS. The updates may consist of program and service statistics, emerging developments, financial or budgetary updates, events and accomplishments and proposed goals or objectives for the department.
The Animal Services Advisory Board may offer opinions and make recommendations to the department on the development of short or long term goals, Washoe County Code amendments, educational resources, community programs and policies and procedures.
The animal services advisory board shall consist of seven members, all residents of Washoe County, one member from each of the following groups:
(a) a veterinarian or veterinary technician licensed to practice in Nevada, and who is not employed by Washoe County;
(b) a real estate or business professional with knowledge or experience related to homeowners’ associations, business organizations and/or financial operations;
(c) a representative of a humane or rescue organization;
(d) an individual with an interest in promoting the health and safety of animals in Washoe County;
(e) an elected member of the Washoe County Board of County Commissioners;
(f) an elected member of the Reno City Council;
(g) an elected member of the Sparks City Council.
Regular meetings shall be held quarterly, beginning in early 2018 (TBD). Special meetings may be called by the chair at the request of the director of WCRAS.
Feb. 22, 2018
Regional Animal Services Advisory Board Meeting
Washoe County Regional Animal Services Classroom 2825 Longley Ln, Reno