Bismarck Animal Advisory Board


The purpose of the Animal Advisory Board is to advise the Bismarck Police Department on companion animal policies, promote collaboration between the City and private citizens, institutions, and agencies interested in or conducting activities relating to companion animals in the city, to identify proactive, creative approaches to engage and facilitate communication and education within the companion animal community and to foster and assist the development of companion animal programs in the community. The Animal Advisory Board may study, advise, and report on policy recommendations it deems effective to promote outcomes consistent with City goals and objectives as outlined by the Police Department and the City Commission.


  • 10:00 am
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • 1st Floor Conference Room – Bismarck-City/County Building, 221 N 5th St, Bismarck, ND

Board Members

  • Chair - Commissioner Shawn Oban
  • Vice Chair - Tait Sundstrom
  • Terri Benson-Holmstrom
  • Sue Buchholz
  • Myra Kosse
  • Terry Lincoln
  • Barb Plum