Animal Control Board

Animal Control Board banner depicting a juvenile coyote standing in front of a trash can and recycli


The Animal Control Board is composed of five members serving two-year terms and must include at least:

  • one licensed veterinarian; and
  • one representative of the Southeast Volusia Humane Society; and
  • two animal owners; and
  • one City resident who is not an animal owner

No member may serve more than two consecutive terms unless waived by the City Commission.


The Animal Control Board recommends rules and regulations pertaining to the operation of animal control facilities and standards and procedures for enforcement and regulation.


The Animal Control Board meets as required, but at least quarterly in the City Hall Commission Chambers (210 Sams Ave).

Members of the Animal Control Board

  • Robert Leonard, Jr. DVM (Chair)
  • James Belt
  • Kathy Blackman
  • Lori Crain
  • Alfred Forkhamer