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Vancouver Urban Forestry Commission seeks two members

By Dylan Jefferies, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 20, 2024, 5:56am

The city of Vancouver is seeking applicants for two vacancies on its volunteer Urban Forestry Commission.

The Urban Forestry Commission helps plan and implement tree events, builds neighborhood association relationships, supports public education and plans community recognition programs related to appreciation of Vancouver’s community trees.

The commission’s advisory role includes review of Vancouver’s urban forestry policies and regulations, assistance with updating the Urban Forestry program’s work plan, and administering the Heritage Tree Program, Arbor Day recognition and awards programs.

Those who have an interest in urban forestry are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be interviewed by city councilors on a date to be determined.

The Urban Forestry Commission has seven members who can serve two, four-year terms. This recruitment is for two full-term appointments, with a term ending June 30, 2028.

The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings will be conducted either in person or through a hybrid option.

To learn more and apply online visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards.

To request a printed application or for more information, contact the Boards and Commissions Coordinator at P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, bc_coordinator@cityofvancouver.us or 360-487-8600.

Applications must be submitted by May 21.