Animal Services Hearing Panel Pool

Description: To hear appeals from violations of the Orange County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 4 (“Animal Control Ordinance”), as provided in the Orange County Code of Ordinances, Section 4-53 Appeals. To hear appeals as prescribed by N.C. Gen. Stat. §67-4.1(c). To protect the health, safety and welfare of Orange County residents and the animals residing in Orange County. Conduct fair and impartial hearings of appeals of potentially dangerous dog declaration and any other appeals as may be required by the Animal Control Ordinance.

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Meeting Time and Date As Needed As Needed Contact Person Sandra Strong
Meeting Place TBD Contact Phone 919-942-7387
Number of Positions 18 Contact E-Mail sstrong@orangecountync.gov
Terms Length 3 years 

Member Name and Term Information

VACANT Residency Req: Orange County  Special Representation: Animal Services Advisory Board Member 
First Appointed:   Current Appointment:  
  Expiration: 3/31/2025  Number of Terms:  

Jean Austin Residency Req: Orange County  Special Representation: At-Large Unincorporated County 
First Appointed: 3/22/2016  Current Appointment: 3/19/2019 
Township: Cheeks Expiration: 3/31/2022  Number of Terms:

Matthew Bonds Residency Req: Orange County  Special Representation: At-Large 
First Appointed: 11/1/2018  Current Appointment: 3/10/2020 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2023  Number of Terms:

Debra Cunningham Residency Req: Carrboro  Special Representation: Town of Carrboro 
First Appointed: 3/20/2018  Current Appointment: 3/16/2021 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2024  Number of Terms:

Bonnie Hauser Residency Req: Orange County  Special Representation: At-Large 
First Appointed: 9/5/2017  Current Appointment: 3/19/2019 
Township: Bingham Expiration: 3/31/2022  Number of Terms:

Cathy Munnier Residency Req: Orange County  Special Representation: At-Large Unincorporated County 
First Appointed: 3/22/2016  Current Appointment: 3/10/2020 
Township: Eno Expiration: 3/31/2023  Number of Terms:

Allan Polak Residency Req: Orange County  Special Representation: Animal Services Advisory Board Member 
First Appointed: 5/18/2021  Current Appointment: 5/18/2021 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2022  Number of Terms:  

Allan Polak Residency Req: Orange County  Special Representation: Public Safety Field 
First Appointed: 3/19/2019  Current Appointment: 3/16/2021 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2024  Number of Terms:

Meggie Romick Residency Req: Orange County  Special Representation: At-Large 
First Appointed: 3/19/2019  Current Appointment: 3/16/2021 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2024  Number of Terms:

Stacy Schenkel Residency Req: Chapel Hill  Special Representation: Town of Chapel Hill 
First Appointed: 10/20/2020  Current Appointment: 10/20/2020 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2023  Number of Terms:

Pam C. Schwentner Residency Req: Orange County  Special Representation: At-Large Unincorporated County 
First Appointed: 10/5/2021  Current Appointment: 10/5/2021 
Township: Cedar Grove Expiration: 9/30/2024  Number of Terms:

Laurie Smith Residency Req: Chapel Hill  Special Representation: Town of Chapel Hill 
First Appointed: 9/20/2016  Current Appointment: 3/19/2019 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2022  Number of Terms:

Mark J. Solomon Residency Req: Hillsborough  Special Representation: Town of Hillsborough 
First Appointed: 3/16/2021  Current Appointment: 3/16/2021 
Township: Hillsborough Expiration: 3/31/2024  Number of Terms:

Jennifer Stout Residency Req: Hillsborough  Special Representation: Town of Hillsborough 
First Appointed: 6/18/2019  Current Appointment: 6/18/2019 
Township: Hillsborough Expiration: 3/31/2022  Number of Terms:

Cynthia J Stubbs Residency Req: Orange County  Special Representation: Veterinarian 
First Appointed: 10/5/2021  Current Appointment: 10/5/2021 
Township: Little River Expiration: 9/30/2024  Number of Terms:

Edmund Tiryakian Residency Req: Orange County  Special Representation: Animal Services Advisory Board Member 
First Appointed: 4/19/2016  Current Appointment: 3/10/2020 
Township: Little River Expiration: 3/31/2023  Number of Terms:

Michelle Walker Residency Req: Carrboro  Special Representation: Town of Carrboro 
First Appointed: 3/22/2016  Current Appointment: 3/10/2020 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2023  Number of Terms:

Tony Whitaker Residency Req: Orange County  Special Representation: Public Health Field 
First Appointed: 9/6/2016  Current Appointment: 3/10/2020 
Township: Little River Expiration: 3/31/2023  Number of Terms: