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The City Tree Commission advises the City Council about matters involving trees in the community, especially trees in public spaces and in the City right-of-way. The Commission has completed the City Tree Master Plan. The Commission also oversees the City's Heritage Tree program; recommends policies for the planting, removal, and care of public trees; and oversees the community's Arbor Week celebration. Members must be residents of the city of Albany or own property in the city or maintain a business within the city limits.


Term of office: 3 years

Jim Smith VC1/13/2016Ward 3-a12/31/2019 1st
Jim Jansen6/13/2018Mayor12/31/2020 1st
Thomas Shrout3/28/2018Ward 2-b12/31/2020 1st
Garry Barnes1/8/2020Ward 1-b12/31/2020
Brenda Stemer1/9/2013Ward 1-a12/31/2021 3rd
VacantAPPLYWard 3-b12/31/2021
Kris Watts C
Meets special representative requirement
2/8/2012Ward 2-a12/31/2022 4th

C = Chair, VC = Vice Chair   Find your council ward

Staff Liaison

Rick Barnett
Parks and Facilities Maintenance Manager

Upcoming Meetings

July 16, 2020, 3:00pm
Remote Meeting (see agenda for details)

August 20, 2020, 3:00pm
Remote Meeting (see agenda for details)

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Meeting Materials

DateAgendaApproved MinutesAudio
January 16, 2020  Available after meeting 
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Member & Staff Manual

This manual is intended to function as both a guideline and a governing framework for the City’s standing and ad hoc advisory groups.

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