Description: Create by Title 11 of City Code, the Urban Forestry Commission is comprised of 11 residents who volunteer their time to advise the City Forester, Parks Director, Commissioner in Charge of Parks and City Council on matters pertaining to trees in the City including regulations, budget, policies and plans. The Urban Forestry Commission also sponsors the City's Heritage Tree program,
decides appeals of certain tree permits, and plays a significant role in updates to the City's Urban Forest Management Plan. The Commission reviews development plans and assesses the impact on the urban forest. It also acts as an appeals board for tree permits, sponsors the Heritage Tree Program, and educates the community about urban forestry issues.
Committee advises the bureau director and the City Forester on a perpetual base.
Total seats available: 11
Term length: Four year
Volunteer position description: Appointed by the Mayor in consultation with the Parks Commissioner, the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) is comprised of 11 volunteers who have demonstrated an interest in the preservation of trees and the beautification of Portland.
Bureau host: Parks & Recreation
Contact: Brian Landoe, 503-504-0836