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Animal Care Advisory Board

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The Animal Care Advisory Board shall serve in an advisory capacity, and shall make recommendations to the City Council and City Staff in complying with Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 823 or successor, as amended. The Board shall also make recommendations to the City Council and City Staff in connection with the operation of the animal shelter, as well as such other animal welfare matters as may be required by the City Council or City Staff. For purposes of this Article, the term “animal shelter” shall mean the animal shelter owned and operated by the City of Tyler. The Animal Care Advisory Board shall meet at least (3) times annually.

Board Members

  1. Licensed Veterinarian: Michael Maris, 2014-2020
  2. Chief of Police: Jimmy Toler, 2016-2021
  3. Animal Shelter Manager: Shawn Markmann, 2015-2021
  4. Animal Welfare Organization: Mallory Mazarakes, 2017-2019
  5. Smith County Rep.: Todd Tutt, 2015-2020
  6. Tyler Junior College Rep.: Louis Schmid, 2016-2020
  7. Marjorie Ream, 2014-2021
  8. Andrew Rodriguez, 2015-2021
  9. Mary Ann Clifford, 2014-2021
  • City Liaison: Shawn Markmann