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Animal reps wanted

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Interested in serving on the city’s Animal Advisory Commission? The Travis County Commissioners Court is currently looking for representatives on the commission, and has issued a call for qualified applicants. Travis County has two seats on the 13-member board, and one is currently vacant. According to a press release about the search for animal advisory representation, a qualified applicant would have: “Interest in the effective implementation of services and supports for the care of domestic animals and wildlife in Travis County, including its unincorporated areas; familiar(ity) with animal welfare issues faced in municipalities and villages outside the City of Austin, but within Travis County; demonstrated experience in community engagement and collaborative problem solving; past successful service on a public or private sector board or commission is a plus; experience navigating diverse opinions and interests toward big picture solutions; and experience in budgeting, marketing, grant development, community engagement, public relations, and/or social services.” More information on how to apply is available online at or can be obtained by calling 512-854-4774. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25.

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