The Forsyth County Animal Services Advisory Board is an eleven (11) member board, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The Advisory Board has two types of meetings that alternate monthly. The meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter

  1. Advisory Board Public Meeting

    This meeting is utilized as a forum to solicit public opinion on ordinances, services, and policy. This function also provides information on services, other than those of the Animal Services Department, available within the community and facilitates the Animal Services Department’s identification and interaction with community goals and projects.

  2. Appeal Hearing Tribunal

    This sub-committee of the Advisory Board hears appeals of civil citations and abatement orders, and provides a written recommendation regarding final disposition to the department Director.

  3. How Appeal Hearings Work

Fuctions of the Board

  • Advising the Board of County Commissioners on issues and needs relating to animal services.
  • Assisting in the development of a five-year strategic plan for animal servicess.
  • Acting as an appeal hearing tribunal.
  • Performing further, other duties, as directed by the Board of County Commissioners.

Duties of the Board

  • Reporting to the Board of County commissioners, no less often than once annually, on recommended modifications, or additions to Title 8 Animals, of the County Code, and to the general operations of the animal protection and Service;
  • Act as an appeal hearing tribunal pursuant to Section 8.19.080 of the County Code;
  • Perform such further duties as may be authorized or directed by resolution of the Board of County Commissioners.


Name Title Term Expires
Mr. Richard J Borucki 5/31/2022
Mr. Joseph B Chrobak 5/31/2022
Ms. Michelle L Connelly 5/31/2021
Ms. Michelle L Connelly 5/31/2023
Mr. Bill Cowan 5/31/2023
Mr. George Francisco 5/31/2023
Cristina M Griffin 5/31/2022
Mr. Chad G Griffin 5/31/2023
Ms. Priscilla Ivester 5/31/2022
Ms. Pamela Lofland 5/31/2022
Captain Van C Loveland
Amy M Pugh 5/31/2022
Ms. Erin L Turner 5/31/2023

Advisory Board Info

Hours of Operation

FHS University North (FCAS) Adoption Hours:

  1. Closed Sunday
  2. Closed Monday
  3. 10:00 - 6:00 Tuesday
  4. 10:00 - 6:00 Wednesday
  5. 10:00 - 6:00 Thursday
  6. 10:00 - 6:00 Friday
  7. 10:00 - 6:00 Saturday

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