City seeks applicants for Urban Forestry Commission

Press Release Date:
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Looking east from downtown Vancouver along the Columbia River

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Urban Forestry Commission. Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, June 6.

The commission is a seven-member volunteer body appointed by the Vancouver City Council. It is responsible for assisting the City’s Urban Forestry Program in its efforts to manage, conserve and enhance the City’s valuable tree canopy.

This vacancy is for one full four-year term. The commission meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, 415 W. 6th St. There is no city residency requirement to serve.

The Urban Forestry Commission is an active, working group that performs community outreach by helping to plan and implement tree events, building neighborhood association relationships, supporting public education, and community recognition programs related to appreciation of our community’s trees. Those who have an interest in urban forestry and the beautification of Vancouver are urged to apply.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To have an application sent to you or for further information, contact Alexis Bafus in the City Manager’s Office at City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, email alexis.bafus@cityofvancouver.us or call (360) 487-8607.