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Urban Forestry Commission Application


The City of Cleveland’s Urban Forestry Commission will serve in an advisory capacity to assist the Mayor, Cleveland City Council, Urban Forestry Section of the Division of Park Maintenance and Properties, and the City Planning Commission in ensuring the many benefits trees provide to citizens of the City.


The Commission will consist of 15 members from City administration, Cleveland City Council, and members of the community. To fulfil the requirements of the legislation establishing this Commission, community members must represent:

  • A certified arborist
  • A representative from an electric company
  • A developer who has completed projects in the City
  • Three resident representatives, one being a youth between the ages of 11-17 who has permission from their parent/legal guardian
  • A representative from an environmental justice organization
  • Two representatives from a non-profit or non-governmental organization whose mission it is to advocate for preservation or enhancement of urban forests, wildlife habitat, or similar natural systems

Applications Open

Applications for the City of Cleveland Urban Forestry Commission are open. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, August 29, 2022 by no later than 11:59 p.m. There are two ways to apply:

  1. Online: Submit your application online by completing the form below, or
  2. Mail: Download the application and return to:
    Attention: Jennifer Kipp
    City of Cleveland Urban Forestry Commission
    750 East 88th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44108

Application Deadline Is August 29, 2022

The information from this application will be used exclusively by the Mayor and Cleveland City Council offices in Cleveland, Ohio. Please note that this form with your answers is subject to public disclosure under the Ohio Open Records Law, subject to certain redaction permitted by law. This information must be completed in full. Attach résumé, if available.