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Urban Forest Advisory Committee

I am committed to reconstituting the Urban Forest Advisory Committee in Richmond. The organization was established in 1998 as part of a requirement for Richmond to receive a grant in conjunction with the Richmond Urban Forest Management Plan. It functioned for several years but fell apart sometime around 2003-2004 during Richmond’s financial crisis due to lack of staff support and lack of funds to devote to any urban forest project and programs. Click here for Resolution 157-98 that established the committee.


Some of the potential assignments for the committee might include:


·         Helping to prepare and recommend to the City Council ordinances that protect trees, protect views and/or address challenges and opportunities related to trees on both private and public property.

·         Facilitate grants, volunteers and other resources that will benefit the urban forest.

·         Act as an advisory group to the Superintendent of Parks through education, conservation efforts, planting efforts and public policy.  

·         Review and update Richmond’s Urban Forestry Management Plan and make recommendations to the City Council.

·          Provide advice to the Superintendent of Parks on the annual Urban Forestry Budget Request.


To apply, download fill out the Board or Commission Application Form and return it to the City Clerk’s Office.


Diane Holmes

City Clerk


City Clerk’s Office

450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804 


510-620-6542 FAX


Appointments are made by the mayor and affirmed by the City Council.