1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Eleven volunteer advocates for the urban forest, advancing the public conversation and advising the City of Portland
Created by Title 11 Trees, the Urban Forestry Commission is comprised of 11 community members 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. It also acts as an appeals board for certain tree permits, nominates new and approves removal of Heritage Trees, and plays a significant role in updates to the City’s Urban Forest Management Plan.
Vivek Shandas (Chair), Barbara Hollenbeck (Vice Chair), Anjeanette Brown, Gregg Everhart, Brian French, Lorena Nascimento, Bruce Nelson, Daniel Newberry, Damon Schrosk, Megan Van de Mark
The March 19, 2020 UFC meeting has been cancelled to COVID-19 concerns.
Public Notice of UFC Online Deliberations
The Urban Forestry Commission is a volunteer body with limited capacity to convene outside of the scheduled monthly meetings. In order to ensure the Commission is able to participate in ongoing public processes with public comment deadlines, such as the development of citywide plans with impacts on the urban forest, some written statements are drafted and edited online. The public has a right to observe this process. As such, the written statements under development, including prior versions of the statements and UFC comments are available here: UFC Public Statements
All UFC meetings are posted on the UFC calendar. Please follow the above link for upcoming events. Information on recurring monthly meetings, including UFC Committees, is included below:
UFC Monthly Meeting
Third Thursday of every month
9:30am - 12:00pm
City Hall, Lovejoy Room, 2nd Floor
Policy Committee Meeting
First Monday of every month
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Mt. Scott Community Center, Small Conference Room
5530 SE 72nd Avenue
Heritage Tree Committee
2019 Dates: January 17, April 18, May 16, September 19, October 17
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Mt. Tabor Maintenance Yard, Mt. Tabor Conference Room
6437 SE Division Street
Please address postal correspondence as follows:
Urban Forestry Commission
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, Oregon 97201
All monthly meetings of the Urban Forestry Commission are open to the public and community involvement is encouraged. The first five minutes of meeting are typically reserved for public comments. Please check the meeting agenda ahead of time to confirm if time allows for public comments.
If you do plan to attend a meeting and provide comment, please briefly review the following information.