I. CONSENT AGENDA
May 16, 2011
Board of County commi~/,~oners
Mayor Teresa Jacoe:-«)
SUBJECT: Managerial Appointment - Consent Agenda Item
It is my pleasure to inform you of the appointment of Dil Luther to fill the vacant Animar
Services Manager position.
Mr. Luther has been the Animal Services Assistant Manager for over fifteen years. In
October 2010, Mr. Luther was asked to provide leadership for the Animal Services
Division during the Manager's extended absence. Over his career, Mr. Luther has been
called upon to serve as the Acting Manager on numerous occasions. He has willingly
assumed agency oversight for 82 employees and a 365 day-per-year emergency
response organization and kennel operations.
Mr. Luther began his career in Animal Services in February 1991 as an Animal Services
Officer. He was promoted in November 1992 to Field Operations Supervisor and
Assistant Manager in September 1995. Mr. Luther has expanded the services provided to
Orange County citizens and been an advocate for shelter pets.· He created· and
implemented the successful Neighborhood Pet Watch program and founded the first
community pOlicing concept for Animal Services - the Community Action Team. He was
instrumental in the development of the online Net Pets that has connected hundreds of
homeless animals with potential adoption families.
Mr. Luther will begin his new role as the Animal Services Manager at an annual salary of
$89,900. His resume is attached for your review. If you have any questions regarding this
appointment, please contact Mr. Lalchandani.
ACTION REQUESTED: Confirmation of appointment of Oil Luther as
Manager, Animal Services Division, Community
& Environmental Services Department effective
May 15, 2011
C: Ajit Lalchandani, County Administrator
Eric Gassman, Chief Accountability Officer
Ray Hanson, Interim Deputy County Administrator
Melvin Pittman, Director, Community & Environmental Resources Department