Urban Forest Advisory Committee

Duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by the Urban Forest Advisory Committee:
  • To create a robust plan for urban forestry to aggressively expand the City of Richmond’s tree canopy through tree planting and tree care initiatives; to recommend programs, policies and ordinances to implement and promote the City’s Urban Greening Master Plan and the General Plan, and to coordinate with Public Works staff regarding management and maintenance efforts;
  • To serve in an advisory capacity, as a citizen thought partner and clearinghouse for the exchange of information and ideas with the City of Richmond, City Council, other commissions and citizens of Richmond for all tree planting and tree care initiatives;
  • To promote and foster public awareness, education, advocacy and support for urban forestry in the City of Richmond;
  • To foster volunteer opportunities related to urban forestry;
  • To create public-private partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations that support urban forestry initiatives.
  • Resolution No. 157-98 and Resolution No. 110-15
  • Minimum seven members - maximum eleven members (currently under re-organization)
  • Residents
  • Three consecutive three-year terms
  • 2 Vacancies



Term Expiration

Sarah Calderon 12/15/2015 11/18/2018
Sherman Dean 06/07/2016 11/17/2018
 (unexpired term for Jan Mignone;
resigned 5/10/2016)
Felix Hunziker 05/19/2015 11/17/2018
VACANT 04/28/2015  11/17/2018
(unexpired term for Teri Katz;
resigned 6/7/2016)
April Kennedy 12/15/2015 11/17/2018
Toody Maher 05/19/2015 11/17/2018
Lee Micheaux 04/28/2015 11/17/2018
Libby Smith 05/19/2015 11/17/2018
Lon Sun 05/19/2015 11/17/2018
Stewart Winchester 01/12/2016 11/17/2018