Supervisor Lou Calcagno's office is searching for an interested volunteer from our community who would like to participate as a voting member on Monterey County’s Animal Control Program Advisory Board (ACPAB). There is currently one vacancy, representing Monterey County Supervisorial Distict 2, to be filled on the 9-member Advisory Board. The Supervisor's nominee to ACPAB, if approved by the full Board of Supervisors, would begin sitting with other ACPAB members immediately, and would serve out the remainder of the term until June 30, 2015.
Meetings generally occur four times per year. Members of the ACPAB review and evaluate the services, facilities, budget and needs of the Animal Services programs; advise and assist Animal Services management with its public information and public relations activities; and report to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, through the Director of Health as Chief Animal Control Officer, its findings and recommendations.
The most important qualification is to have an abiding concern for the welfare of the hundreds of animals, mostly domesticated cats and dogs, that come into contact with Animal Services each year. Supervisor Calcagno is also interested in maintaining a balance of interests on ACPAB that represent the veterinary profession, the educational community, the agricultural industry, pet owner associations and clubs, kennel and pet shop operators, cities and concerned citizens.