Urban Tree Advisory Committee

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Purpose

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.

Members

  • Michael Holzinger
  • James Love
  • Dan McBerty
  • David Renton - Vice Chair
  • Chris Rudd

  • Nicole Kieffer
  • Douglas Tripp, Chair
  • Barbra Villona
  • Curt Collins, Council Liaison
  • Wade Elliott, Staff Liaison

Agendas & Minutes

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

View All Agendas and Minutes

"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

Application

  1. Committee / Commission Application - fill out and submit online.

    Open Positions

    Apply for Urban Area Planning Commission - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special qualification: Applicants are required to have their principal residence within the City Limits or the Urban Growth Boundary. Fill out and submit online by November 16, 2022

    Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special qualification: One position is for a representative from local historical societies in Grants Pass, and one position is a representative who is the owner of a business located within the Central Business District of the City of Grants Pass. Fill out and submit online by November 4, 2022

    Apply for Committee on Public Art (CoPA) - Applications are being accepted for two positions.  Fill out and submit online by November 4, 2022

    Apply for Budget Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special qualification: A resident and elector of the City of Grants Pass who seeks diversity of philosophy and representation of divergent views of the community. Fill out and submit online by November 4, 2022

    Apply for Sustainability and Energy Action Taskforce - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: A Grants Pass High School Student. Fill out and submit online by October 7, 2022

    Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: This position is for a representative who is either an owner of a property located within the Historic District, the owner of a property located within a Conservation District, or the owner of a Historic Landmark as defined by Section 13.312 of the Development Code and Designated under Section 13.420 of the Development Code. Fill out and submit online by October 7, 2022

    Apply for Urban Tree Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for four positions. Special qualification: Interest in promotion and enhancement of the urban forest.  Fill out and submit online by October 5, 2022.

    Apply for Bikeways and Walkways Committee - Applications are being accepted for three positions. Special qualification:  Person who represent the interest of walkers.  Fill out and submit online by October 5, 2022.