Animal Advisory Committee

This Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and the Hillsborough County Pet Resources Department on issues concerning the long range plans, general policies, shelter programs and services in the County. Additionally, it advises the BOCC and county administration regarding revisions to the Animal Ordinance, animal related resolutions, and policies concerning companion animals in Hillsborough County.


The membership of this Committee shall be comprised of ten members appointed as follows:

  • Hillsborough County Commissioners - 1 member each
  • Hillsborough County Veterinarian Medical Society - 2 members
  • Humane Society of Tampa Bay Board of Directors - 1 member


Members shall serve four year terms. Members may not serve more than two full consecutive terms.


BOCC Resolution 95-259, 96-199, 97-017, and 03-013.


Monthly, 4th Wednesday, 6:30 PM
County Center, 26th Floor, Conference Rooms A & B
601 E. Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL


Gisela "Gg" Tames
Administrative Specialist
Pet Resources
440 Falkenburg Road
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone: (813) 612-5385

AAC Schedule, Agendas & Meeting Videos


Member Position / Appointed By Dates of Service
Ms. Elizabeth Calleja Commissioner Kimberly Overman 01/14/2019-
Dr. Betsy Coville
Commissioner Pat Kemp 01/27/2021-
Ms. Vivienne Handy Commissioner Mariella Smith 02/14/2019-
Mr. Lon Savini Humane Society of Tampa Bay 04/08/2018-
Ms. Judith Seltrecht  Commissioner Stacy R. White 09/14/2016-
  Commissioner Harry Cohen
  Commissioner Ken Hagan
  Commissioner Gwen Myers
  HC Veterinary Medical Society  
  HC Veterinary Medical Society