Animal Control Board
- 5:30 p.m.
- First Wednesday in April, August, December and January
- Animal Control Shelter, 6700 Butler Creek Road
Agendas and Minutes
Current Agendas and Minutes are available on the Missoula County website.
The Animal Control Board was established to review animal control program policies to ensure consistency with all pertinent City ordinances, to approve or deny requests for multiple dog permits, and to perform other duties as described in the interlocal agreement between the City and the County on cooperative animal control.
Animal Control policies shall be reviewed by an Animal Control Board to ensure consistency with all City ordinances and County resolutions pertaining to animal control.
- Five members
- Two-year terms
Membership includes two members appointed by the City Council, two members appointed by the County Commissioners, and one member selected by those four appointees who shall be a licensed veterinarian.
Qualifications include being a resident of the City of Missoula.
|Members||Start of Term||End of Term|
|County Appointments: Board of County Commissioners||n/a||n/a|
|Jesse Munro||Jan. 1, 2020||Dec. 31, 2021|
|W. Lynn Gontarek-Garberson (Vice Chair)||Jan. 1, 2019||Dec. 31, 2020|
|City Appointments: City Council||n/a||n/a|
|Mary Sonsalla||Jan. 1, 2021||Dec. 31, 2023|
|Lisa Smith||Jan. 1, 2021||Dec. 31, 2023|
|Animal Control Board - Must be a licensed veterinarian||n/a||n/a|
|Victoria Pickart, DVM (Chair)||Ongoing Appointment||n/a|
Missoula Municipal Code (MMC) Title 6, Interlocal Agreement #113 between the City of Missoula and Missoula County
City Council Committee
Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. Interested in serving on a board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.