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Gwinnett Animal Advisory Council

The Gwinnett Animal Advisory Council (GAAC) was established in 1993 by resolution, revised July 2002 and December 11, 2012. The Council shall be an advisory council for the purpose of studying, making recommendations and offering professional advice to the Board of Commissioners on animal welfare and other animal-related issues in Gwinnett County.  The Council shall be composed of seven (7) members, as follows:

  • The Chairman and the members of the Board of Commissioners shall each have one (1) appointment;
  • One member shall represent the Gwinnett Municipal Association;
  • One member shall represent the Gwinnett County Board of Health
  • Members are not compensated; and
  • Members serve a two year term.


The Gwinnett Animal Advisory Council shall meet regularly once per quarter-year.  Special meetings may be called by the Chairperson or by a majority vote of the Gwinnett Animal Advisory Council

View Notices, Agendas, and Minutes.


Members must be residents of Gwinnett County

Responsibilities / Powers

  • To provide a channel for dialogue between citizens and the Board of Commissioners.
  • To bring about cooperation and coordination of resources to maximize animal welfare.
  • The exclusive authority of the GAAC is to gather information and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners and the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Unit.

Active Members

Appointed By Position Name Representing Term Expires
Chairman's Appointment James Poe 12/31/2018
District 1 Appointment Vice Chairman Marcia Bumbalough 12/31/2019
District 2 Appointment Kristin McEwen 12/31/2018
District 3 Appointment Carla Brown 12/31/2019
District 4 Appointment Gail LaBerge 12/31/2018
Board of Health Brittany Carter 12/31/2018
Gwinnett Municipal Association Chairman Curtis Northrup 12/31/2019