Shade Tree Membership and Documentation


According to the City Code, Section 327:

“The Committee shall consist of six to nine members, appointed by the City Manager and approved by the City Council. Members should be drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including tree professionals; scientists; homeowners; the City Engineer in his capacity as Director of Public Works; and city government. ”

9 total seats, 3-year terms

2 Vacancies


Minimal qualifications or experiences include but are not limited to:

  • an interest in trees, especially the health and aesthetics of our public trees;
  • a passable knowledge of plants and plant requirements,
  • a comfortable familiarity with computers for Committee correspondence (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet layouts, transmission of data via email attachments, etc.),
  • an acceptance of Committee objectives as reflected in its foundation documents
  • a willingness to participate actively in Committee activities.



If interested in joining the Shade Tree Committee, download the Application for Membership, fill it out, and take it to the Office of the City Clerk, 1st Floor, City Hall Geneva, New York 14456. Phone: (315) 789-2603