Shade Tree Membership and Documentation

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. ”

Membership

 

Current Members (2013) Expiration Dates
William Garman, III December 31, 2014
Sage Gerling December 31, 2014
Martin Goffinet December 31, 2013
Dave Iannicello, Chair December 31, 2015
Dr. Verne Marshall December 31, 2015
Sarah Meyer December 31, 2015
Jim Norwalk December 31, 2013
Bob Ritter, Highway Super intendant; Ex-Officio
Council Liaison – Clr. Jackie Augustine

 

Criteria

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.

 

Application

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