City seeks volunteer for Urban Forestry Commission

Press Release Date:
Thursday, March 16, 2017
View of Vancouver looking east from I-5 with Mount Hood in the background

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one position on the Urban Forestry Commission. Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2017.

The vacancy is for one full, four-year term. There is no city residency requirement.

To apply online, visit To request an application or for more information, contact Amanda Delapena in the City Manager’s Office at City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, or by calling 360-487-8605.

Vancouver’s Urban Forestry Commission has seven citizen members who assist the City’s Urban Forestry Program in its efforts to enhance Vancouver by managing and conserving trees, now and for future generations. The commission meets from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, 415 W. 6th St., the third Wednesday of each month.

The advisory role of the commission includes reviewing and informing urban forestry policy and regulation, and administration of the Heritage Tree Program and the Urban Forestry Program's work plan. The commission is an active, working group that performs community outreach by helping to plan and implement tree events, building neighborhood association relationships, supporting public education, and community recognition programs related to appreciation of our community’s trees. Those who have an interest in urban forestry and the beautification of Vancouver are urged to apply.

Visit to learn more about the Urban Forestry Commission, including links to past meeting minutes and agendas.

Amanda Delapena, City Manager's Office