Potter Park Zoo Board


  • 6 p.m.
  • Meets on second Wednesday of every month
  • Potter Park Zoo
    1301 S Pennsylvania Avenue
    Education Building, Safari Room
    Lansing, MI 48933


The Potter Park Zoo Board is responsible for reviewing Zoo operations, providing advice and recommendations to the County Parks and Recreation Commission, and other interested parties, including preparation of annual operations and capital improvements budgets, and the development of Zoo policies and procedures.


The Zoo Board consists of eleven members with the following representation:
  • 8 representatives from Ingham County, selected by the Ingham County Board of Commissioners.
  • 2 representatives from the City of Lansing, to be selected by the City of Lansing.
  • 1 representative from the Potter Park Zoological Society.
  • At least 1 ex-officio representative from other governmental entities interested in financially supporting the Zoo, provided that such entities adopt a resolution of intent to place a Zoo millage on their ballot. In the event the millage fails, said representative shall be removed from the Zoo Board.