Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission

Board Information

Name Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission
Function I. The Advisory Commission may research best practices in the following areas and provide recommendations to City agencies on each topic: (1) ways to eradicate animal abuse in the City of Baltimore, including dogfighting; (2) methods of increasing awareness of animal cruelty laws; (3) legislation to protect animals and prosecute abusers; (4) training techniques for law enforcement officials on how to handle animal cruelty cases humanely and to ensure acquisition of the best evidence to prosecute abusers; (5) steps to foster improved responses to incidents of animal cruelty; and (6) methods to improve training for animal control officers for their protection as well as the animals II. The Advisory Commission may: (1) review and monitor the successes and lessons learned in implementing its recommendations; (2) make recommendations for improving the effectiveness of programs targeting animal abuse; and (3) review and monitor ongoing animal cruelty calls and provide recommendations to City agencies for effective and timely investigation by and coordination among City agencies. III. Evaluate policies and programs. (1) The Advisory Commission may review and evaluate the impact of existing and proposed policies, programs, and legislation affecting the effort to eradicate animal abuse in Baltimore. IV. The Advisory Commission must submit an annual report on its activities to the Mayor and City Council.
Composition Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission
City Council Approval Yes
Legal Authority Baltimore City Code. 1, § 55-1
Liason/Executive Director Name Katie Flory
Liason/Executive Director Phone (410) 235-8826 x 137
Liason/Executive Director Email


Position Member Name Term Started Term Expires
Chair Katherine M. Flory November 1, 2013 December 6, 2016
Member Clarence Brown October 16, 2013 December 6, 2016
Member Julianne S. Brown March 23, 2015 December 6, 2016
Member Wes Corning June 9, 2016 December 6, 2016
Member Nicholas C. D'Adamo October 16, 2013 December 6, 2016
Member Amanda Ellison November 20, 2014 December 6, 2016
Member Betsy Garner March 23, 2015 December 6, 2016
Member Anne Gearhart November 4, 2013 December 6, 2016
Member Mary Beth Haller   November 19, 2014
Member Pauline Houliaras October 16, 2013 December 6, 2016
Member Randall Lockwood November 11, 2013 December 6, 2016
Member Jennifer Meade-Brause October 16, 2013 December 6, 2016
Member Sharon Miller   November 19, 2014
Member Luke Montgomery    
Member Jill Murphy November 20, 2014 December 6, 2016
Member Catherine O'Malley November 1, 2013 December 6, 2016
Member Katrina Owens August 23, 2013 December 6, 2016
Member Brandon Scott    
Member Jennifer J. Swanson March 23, 2015 December 6, 2016
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