How is the ARL governed?

The ARL staff report to the Executive Director who reports to 13 members of the ARL’s Board of Directors. Additionally, 20 Advisory Council members serve as a community advisory board and is non-fiduciary. Both the Board of Directors and Advisory Council members are volunteers. They receive no compensation for their service to the organization. Our animal care and veterinary practices are overseen by 3 veterinarians and are further reviewed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship and are subject to random inspection at any time. A full audit is performed on our financials on an annual basis by an independent auditor.

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