Tree Commission

Meetings

1st Tuesday of every month at 5:00 p.m.

Place

Recreation Office Conference Room (501 East Main Street - under CitySpace)

Membership

The Commission shall be comprised of 10 Citizen members: at least 2 of which shall be representatives of low-income neighborhoods (LINR), and 3 additional seats for Arborist, Planning Commission Representative, and Cville Area Tree Stewards.      

Term

3 years (2 term limit)

Purpose

The Tree Commission will serve strictly in an advisory role assisting City Council, the Planning Commission and City staff on issues regarding tree planting, protection, preservation and removal.  The intent of the Commission is to protect and improve the urban forest, which provides better quality of life for City residents and provides environmental and aesthetic benefits, by preserving and monitoring all trees located on public right-of-ways and public property. The Commission will stay informed about local changes and intentions involving trees and plans for public lands and infrastructure in the City. It will advocate for trees before City Council and the Planning Commission. The Commission will also advise on protection of trees and tree canopy on private properties as appropriate. The Commission will work toward enhancing the diversity and health of the tree canopy in Charlottesville.


MEMBERS

TERMS

Jeffrey Aten
4/1/2021-3/31/2024
Jacqueline Dugery
u 6/22/2021-3/31/2023
Jody Lahendro, Planning Commission Rep.
9/1/2018-8/31/2022
Brian Menard
4/1/2019-3/31/2022
Victoria Metcalf
4/1/2021-3/31/2024
Jeff Pacelli
6/16/2020-3/31/2023
Tim Padalino, LINR (10th & Page)
12/1/2019-3/31/2022
Anson Parker, LINR (Fifeville)
9/1/2019-3/31/2022
Mark Rylander
4/1/2020-3/31/2023
Jean Umiker-Sebeok
4/1/2021-3/31/2024
Peggy Van Yahres
4/1/2020-3/31/2023
Mark Zollinhofer, City Area Tree Steward
u 6/16/2020-11/30/2022
Vacant, City Arborist and Staff Liaison (ex-officio)

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