Animal Control Shelter Advisory Committee

Animal Control Shelter Advisory Committee


Commissioner Chris Trubac
Commissioner Mark Polsdofer
Beth Contreras
Dr. Marie Hopfensperger
Diana Galbraith
Alexandra Dodds
Brenda Sayles
Jennifer Malinowski

Third Mondays, 6:00 p.m. every other month
Human Services Building, Lansing

What We Do...

The Animal Control Shelter Advisory Board is appointed by the Law Enforcement Committee.   The initial term is 1 year.    The role of  the Advisory Board is to:
  • Consider concerns about the shelter policies and operations as referred to them by the Law Enforcement Committee and Animal Control Director.
  • Work with the public, rescue organizations, and Board of Commissioners to recommend ways that will make the shelter more efficient, user-friendly, and promote adoptions.
  • Developing ways to promote adoption of animals at the shelter.
  • Seek funds from outside agencies, including grants, for the improvement of the Shelter.
  • Develop recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding the Ingham County Animal Control's mission, and services for which there is a need.
  • Research and review successful programs which could serve as models for improvements in our County, and invite participation at its meetings of other persons with useful expertise and experience.
  • Regularly review the operations of the Ingham County Animal Control and make suggestions to the Law & Courts committee for changes as needed.
  • Continue efforts to increase and encourage participation by volunteers at the shelter.

Contact Person:

Becky Bennett, Director
Board of Commissioners Office
P.O. Box 319, Mason, MI  48854
(517) 676-7200


2021 Meetings
  • May 10, 2021
  • July 19, 2021
  • September 20, 2021
  • November 15, 2021

2019 Meetings
  • January 28, 2019 - canceled
  • March 25, 2019
  • May 27, 2019 rescheduled for June 3
  • July 22, 2019
  • September 23, 2019
  • November 25, 2019

2018 Meetings

2017 Meetings

2016 Meetings

2015 Meetings