City seeks volunteers to serve on Urban Forestry Commission

April 18, 2024

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants interested in two vacancies on its volunteer Urban Forestry Commission. Applications must be submitted by May 21.

The Urban Forestry Commission is an active, working group that helps plan and implement tree events, builds neighborhood association relationships, supports public education and plans community recognition programs related to appreciation of Vancouver’s community’s trees. Vancouver has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the past 35 years, an honor that is due in large part to the work of this commission.

The commission’s advisory role includes review of Vancouver’s urban forestry policies and regulations, assistance with updating the Urban Forestry program’s work plan, and administering the Heritage Tree Program, Arbor Day recognition and awards programs.

Those who have an interest in urban forestry and the environmental, economic, health and social benefits of trees are urged to apply. All applicants must also be available for an interview with City Councilmembers on a date to be determined.

The Urban Forestry Commission has seven citizen members who can serve two, four-year terms. This recruitment is for two full-term appointments, with a term expiring June 30, 2028. The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings will be conducted either in-person or through a hybrid option.

To learn more and apply online, visit To request an application or for more information, contact the Boards and Commissions Coordinator in the City Manager’s Office at P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, or 360-487-8600.

Media contact: Tim Becker, Strategic Communications Manager,