Animal Shelter Advisory Committee


Meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the third Monday in March, August and November. Meetings are held in the Allen Animal Shelter Conference Room, 770 S. Allen Heights Drive.

Agendas and minutes

Meeting agendas are posted 72 hours prior to meetings on the City meeting calendar. Sign up for NotifyMe to receive meeting notices with a link to the agenda packet.

Meeting minutes are available in the online open records portal


Place Number
Committee Members
Term Expiration Date
Place No. 1
Dr. Alan Coffman
September 30, 2023
Place No. 2
Ray Yarbrough, Code Compliance Supervisor
September 30, 2022
Place No. 3
Deborah Michnick, Animal Control Supervisor, Chair
September 30, 2023
Place No. 4
Pamela Ackerman, Co-Chair
September 30, 2022
Place No. 5
Jessica Lockhart September 30, 2023
  Dave Shafer
City Council Liaison


The Animal Shelter Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to assist the City’s animal control unit in compliance with state regulations concerning the operation of the animal shelter. Call Lieutenant Darrin Whitman at 214.509.4342 for more information.