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

Board Members

Place NumberMemberOffice
Place No. 1Dr. Alan Coffman (Veterinarian)Sept. 30, 2023
Place No. 2Traci Dyck (Municipal Official)Sept. 30, 2024
Place No. 3Deborah Michnick, Secretary (Shelter Supervisor)Sept. 30, 2023
Place No. 4Pamela Ackerman, ChairSept. 30, 2024
Place No. 5Jessica Lockhart, Co-ChairSept. 30, 2023
Place No. 6Ed SwierengaSept. 30, 2024
Place No. 7Nat DreyerSept. 30, 2023
City Council LiaisonDave ShaferN/A


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.