Animal Control Commission


Review animal control facilities of the borough and make recommendations to the borough mayor and the animal control manager concerning needs. Advise and assist the animal control manager with problems involving control and disposal of animals, and make recommendations regarding the annual animal control budget.

Further information can be found at FNSBC Chapter 4.16.

Current Meeting Information

Meetings are scheduled on the first Monday every month. This information will be routinely updated to reflect any upcoming meetings. 

The next Animal Control Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Alaska at or hosted from the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers, 907 Terminal Street, Fairbanks.

View Past Animal Control Commission Meeting Information

Additional Information

If you have questions regarding the Animal Control Commission, please contact the Clerk's Office by phone at (907) 459-1401 or email the Clerk's Office.

Hearings and Appeals of Dangerous Animal Determinations

  1. An owner aggrieved by the decision of an animal control officer may appeal to the Animal Control Commission within 10 days of the date of the decision.
  2. The Animal Control Commission shall set a hearing date within 20 days of receipt of the owner's request for appeal.
  3. All hearings will be conducted in accordance with FNSBC 4.04.150(B) and 4.16.060.
  4. EX PARTE CONTACT IS PROHIBITED. Commissioners shall be impartial in all matters, both in fact and appearance. Commissioners are not to engage with the aggrieved owner or witnesses without the other party's knowledge. This includes, but is not limited to, contact in person, by phone, by email, or by text message.


Members are appointed based on their interest in humane treatment of animals, animal control and its related activities (dog mushers, animal breeders, humane organizations, veterinarians, animal owners, etc.) If you are interested in serving on this commission please submit a completed Board or Commission Application Form (PDF). This form should be submitted to the Mayor's Office at

Commissioner Contact Information Term Expiration
Mary Ann Fortune
(907) 451-2823
(907) 451-2811
Rachael Leann Stark 907-347-3597 12/22
Thomas Swan,
(907) 488-3327
Gail Gardner,
(907) 479-9541

Anita Rae Fowler (907) 687-6656 12/23
Ronnie Rosenberg (907) 488-9072 12/24
Joshua Church (907) 687-5597 12/24
Cecile Lardon 12/24