Created by Title 11 Trees, the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) is comprised of 11 community members who volunteer their time. They advise the City Forester, Parks Director, Commissioner in Charge of Parks, and City Council.
The UFC advises on matters pertaining to trees such as:
The UFC also acts as an appeals board for certain tree permits, nominates new and approves removal of Heritage Trees, and plays a significant role in updates to the City’s Urban Forest Management Plan.
We advocate, we advise, and we engage the public.
Vivek Shandas (Chair), Anjeanette Brown, Adrianne Feldstein, Ivory Iheanacho, Roberta Jortner, Melinda McMillan, Bruce Nelson, Daniel Newberry, Leah Plack, Megan Van de Mark
The UFC meets on the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 am.
Providing Public Comment
All monthly meetings of the Urban Forestry Commission are open to the public and community involvement is encouraged. The first five minutes of meeting are typically reserved for public comments. Please check the meeting agenda ahead of time to confirm if time allows for public comments.