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, Vice Chair
  • David Renton
  • 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.

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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 Housing Advisory Committee

    Applications are being accepted for two positions on the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) due to expiring terms. These are 3-year appointments. Read on...
  2. Accepting applications for Historical Building and Sites Commission

    Applications are being accepted for a position on the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission. This is a four-year appointment. Read on...
  3. Accepting applications for Urban Tree Advisory Committee

    Applications are being accepted for four positions on the Urban Tree Advisory Committee due to expiring terms. These are 2-year appointments. Read on...
  4. Accepting applications for Central Business District Vitalization Taskforce

    Applications are being accepted for one position on the Central Business District Vitalization Taskforce. Appointments are for the duration of the taskforce. Read on...
  5. Accepting applications for Committee on Public Art

    Applications are being accepted for one position on the Committee on Public Art (CoPA) due to a resignation. This term will expire on January 1, 2025. Read on...
  6. Accepting applications for Collaborative Economic Development Committee

    Applications are being accepted for two positions on the Collaborative Economic Development Committee (CEDC) due to one vacancy and one term expiration. These are three-year appointments. Read on...
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Application

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

    Open Positions

    Apply for Central Business District Vitalization Taskforce - Applications are being accepted for one position - fill out and submit online by May 16, 2022

    Apply for Collaborative Economic Development Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special Qualifications: Business Retail and Health Care- fill out and submit online by May 20, 2022

    Apply for Committee on Public Art - Applications are being accepted for one positionFill out and submit online by June 3, 2022

    Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Special Qualifications: This position is for a representative who is either a licensed designer or architect or retired licensed designer or architect, or, if no candidate is available who is either a licensed designer or architect, the Mayor and City Council may appoint a representative with similar credentials, with preference given to those candidates with historic preservation experience and training- fill out and submit online by June 3, 2022

    Apply for Housing Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positionsFill out and submit online by July 12, 2022

    Apply for Urban Tree Committee - Applications are being accepted for four positionsFill out and submit online by September 7, 2022