Animal Services Advisory Board

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  Ordinance 5959 repealed Resolution 81-09, Resolution 200-12 and Resolution 128-13.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.

Meeting Videos

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Board members serve for staggered, three-year terms.

Membership 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 online.