Urban Tree Advisory Committee

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The Grants Pass Urban Tree Advisory Committee was established on March 2, 1988, to review, develop and implement programs and activities which promote, protect and enhance the urban forest as a part of the Tree City USA program.

Committee responsibilities include:

  • Promoting interest in the value of urban trees through community education, scheduling arbor events and encouraging tree planting and care
  • Reviewing the urban forestry program and making recommendations to the Council regarding that program

Through committee and city efforts, the City of Grants Pass has been named "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the past 26 years.


  • James Love, Chair
  • Stormy Ballenger, Vice Chair
  • Aaron Macpherson
  • Douglas Tripp
  • Dan McBerty
  • Michael Holzinger
  • vacant
  • Jeff Soash
  • Joel King, Council Liaison
  • Chad Westbrook, Staff Liaison

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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"Trees and their many benefits to our communities have never been more important. Proper tree planting and care today will help ensure cleaner, healthier, more tree-filled cities and towns tomorrow."

- John Rosenow, President, National Arbor Day Foundation

  1. Accepting applications for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission

    Applications are still being accepted for a position on the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission due to an expired term. Read on...
  2. Accepting applications for Collaborative Economic Development Committee

    The City of Grants Pass is still accepting applications for two vacancies on the Collaborative Economic Development Committee. Read on...
  3. Accepting Applications for Urban Area Planning Commission

    Applications are still being accepted for two positions on the Urban Area Planning Commission due to vacancies. Read on...
  4. Accepting applications for Parks Advisory Board

    Applications are still being accepted for two positions on the Parks Advisory Board due to expiring terms. These are three-year appointments. Read on...
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