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
  • Meetings are the third Monday of every month (except city holidays) at 6:00 p.m. in the Richmond Room, 450 Civic Center Plaza.
  • Minimum seven members - maximum eleven members
  • Residents
  • Three-year terms - Three Consecutive Terms Limit
  • 2 Vacancies (as of 9/12/2023) - Application
Staff Liaison: Greg Hardesty
City Council Liaison: Doria Robinson



Term Expiration

Sidonia Aguilera

Janet Flint

Shannon Hilsey Choy09/13/202211/17/2025


 02/04/2020 11/17/2023 (unexpired term;
resigned by Laurie Isenberg)

Rebecca Orme04/06/2021 11/17/2024
Anita Pereira09/13/202411/17/2025

Robert Stanley

Paula Urtecho, Chair 02/19/2019

Kyanna Williams09/13/202211/17/2025

Stewart Winchester01/12/2016
(final term) 11/17/2024
*filling unexpired term