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Make a difference – apply for the Washoe County Animal Control Board

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WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE

Washoe County is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Washoe County Animal Control Board to fill a four-year term through March 2016. The vacated seat represents District 5, so all citizens living in Washoe County Commission District 5 and are interested in the position are encouraged to apply.

Commission District 5 represents the largest physical district in the county, including portions of Reno and Sparks, as well as Mogul/Verdi on the west, Sun Valley on the east and the North Valleys and is represented by Commissioner Bonnie Weber.

The WCACB comprises seven members: one from each commission district, one who has qualifications demonstrating knowledge in the care of and supervision of exotic animals and one representative of a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. Members are appointed by the County Commission to a four-year term and may serve unlimited terms.

The WCACB exercises specific powers and duties in the consideration, approval, suspension and revocation of exotic animal, and kennel and cattery permits within the unincorporated areas of Washoe County, the City of Reno and the City of Sparks. The WCACB meets quarterly, the second Tuesday of the month at the Washoe County Regional Animal Services classroom at 2825-A Longley Lane, Reno. The meetings average two to three hours in duration.

Interested citizens should contact Jana Atkinson at 353-8901 or email: [email protected]

The application deadline will remain open until the position is filled. To apply online, please visit www.washoecounty.us/citizens/vacancies.html

For more information, please visit www.washoecounty.us/animal/wcacb.html.

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