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Last Updated: 2017-03-23

In 2010, the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) was authorized and established by City Council to help improve the City's urban forestry resources through policy, development, advice, education and fundraising. The Urban Forestry Commission serves as an advisory body to the Department of Public Works and City Council to achieve these goals.

Meeting Information

The UFC meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the 5th floor Conference Room of City Hall.

  Meeting Date     Agenda                       Minutes                    
January 17, 2017                                 Agenda         Minutes        
February 21, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 21, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 18, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 16, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 20, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 18, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 15, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 19, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 17, 2017 Agenda Minutes
November 21, 2017 Agenda Minutes
December 19, 2017 Agenda Minutes

Membership Composition

The UFC consists of two non-voting members and nine voting members. Of the nine voting members, three members shall be appointed by the Mayor and six members shall be appointed by the City Council. The two non-voting members shall be the Director of Public Works and the Director of Community Development, or their designees.

The members of the Commission shall represent a range of expertise necessary to fulfill the purpose and duties of the Commission. One member shall be a certified arborist, and one member shall be a registered certified landscape architect. Except for the certified arborist, all voting members shall be residents of the city.

  Voting Members     Affiliation  
Ms. Andrea Almond, Chair     Certified Landscape Architect                                                     
Mr. Andy Mason, Vice-chair
Ms. Madge Bemiss
Dr. Christopher Catanzaro
Mr. Matthew Lee
Ms. Janine Lester Certified Arborist
Ms. Lindsay Walton

  Non-voting Members     Affiliation  
Mr. Bobby Vincent Interim Director, Department of Public Works
Mr. Mark Olinger Director, Department of Planning and Development Review

Contact Information:

Urban Forestry Commission
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Room 510
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Monday -Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: (804)646-6335
Fax: (804)645-5789
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