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The La Plata County Humane Society 2017 Annual Meeting  will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the shelter

Any items members wish to place on the agenda must be submitted to the Board on or before Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

There are three vacancies on the Board of Directors to be filled at the Annual meeting. Current members of the Society in La Plata County interested in serving as a Director must submit a nomination form to the Nomination Committee by Wednesday, March 15, 2017 before 5:00 p.m.


The Director must meet the following qualifications:

a.) Member in good standing since January 1st in the same year as the Annual Meeting.

b.) Not less than twenty-one years of age.

c.) Not an employee of the Society.

d.) Must be a resident of La Plata County, Colorado.

e.) Shall not have any felony convictions (including pleas of guilt or no contest) with in twenty years prior to the date of their application for appointment, shall not have a misdemeanor conviction involving elements of fraud, concealment, misrepresentation or theft by deception within ten years prior to the date of their application for appointment, and shall not have any conviction for any offense involving animal abuse or domestic violence.

f.) Have no conflict of interest as defines in the Bylaws (see section 4.14).

g.) Must support the purposes and policies stated in Article 1 of the Bylaws.

h.) Meet any additional qualifications stated in the Bylaws, the Articles of Incorporation or any applicable law.


Sections from the LPCHS Bylaws mentioned above:

Article 1: Purposes and Policies

Sections1.1 Purposes: The purposes of the La Plata County Humane Society are the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education.

Section 1.2 Policies: 1.) The Society provides humane care and treatment for all animals needing protection in the areas served by the Society; seeks to return lost animals to their owners; seeks suitable homes for animals without owners; and provides euthanasia , when necessary. 2.) In its care of animals, the Society shall make reasonable efforts to meet the minimum standards prescribed by the various national humane organizations.

Section 4.14 Conflict of Interest: 1.) No person may serve as Director who is, or whose spouse is, a shareholder, voting member, or employee of a competing business interest. 2.) No person may serve as a Director whose immediate family member is an employee of the Society. 3.) For purposes of this section only, the term "immediate family member" shall mean a spouse, father, stepfather, mother, stepmother, daughter, stepdaughter, son, stepson, sister, stepsister, half-sister, brother, stepbrother, half-brother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, grand child and first cousin.


Please contact Crystal Coffey, Office Manager for nomination form or job description and form may be downloaded below:

Board of Directors Job Description

Board of Directors Nomination Form








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