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Animal Matters Hearing Board
Overview
The Animal Matters Hearing Board (AMHB) will hear and decide administrative appeals pertaining to the enforcement of the provisions of Chapter7 of the Calvert County Code; and the only advisory board to make recommendations for the amendment to the chapter.

A person aggrieved by the decision of the AMHB could petition the Circuit Court to review that decision.

Composition
The Animal Matters Hearing Board shall consist of at least five (5) and not more than seven (7) members.
    One shall be with an affiliation with an animal welfare rescue group;
    One shall be with a professional animal organization such as a hunt club, American Kennel Club, or K-9 search and rescue;
    One Deputy Sheriff, selected by the Sheriff;
    One shall be a Veterinarian, or Veterinarian Technician (with three or more years of experience);
    Up to three (3) members shall be citizens (without affiliation of an animal welfare rescue group)

Members
Dr. Nancy E. Ball, Veterinarian
Mr. Charles A. Bucy, Citizen
Ms. Laurel M. Matthews, Citizen
Ms. Karen Myers, Animal Welfare Rescue Group Affiliation
Mr. Thomas S. Phelps, Deputy
Ms. Helen A. Prince, Professional Animal Organization Affiliation 

Meetings
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday, monthly, at 6:30 p.m. at Courthouse Square, 205 Main Street, First Floor, Prince Frederick, Maryland.

Animal Matters Hearing Board complies with the Open Meetings Act by publishing monthly meetings:
Agendas and Minutes.

Contact
Patricia A. Helms, Executive Administrative Assistant I, Department of Public Safety


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