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Recruiting New Members for the Urban Forestry Commission


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The City of Seattle is looking for two new members to serve on the Urban Forestry Commission. The positions available are:

  • Position #3 – Natural resource agency or university representative
  • Position #8 – Development community or Non-City Utility Representative

The Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) advises the Mayor and City Council on policies and regulations governing Seattle’s urban forest. The UFC meets on the first and second Wednesdays of each month and is staffed by the Office of Sustainability & Environment.

The ten-member UFC consists of a wildlife biologist; an urban ecologist; a representative of a local, state, or federal natural resource agency or an accredited university; a hydrologist; a certified arborist; a representative of a non-profit or non-governmental organization; a representative of the development community or a representative from a non-city utility; an economist, financial analyst, or Washington State license real estate broker; and a Get Engaged young adult.

More information on the Urban Forestry Commission is here.

Applications are due on December 4, 2015. These positions are appointed for a renewable, three-year term starting upon appointment and extending through December 1, 2018.

To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume to Sandra Pinto de Bader ( To send a paper submittal, address it to: Sandra Pinto de Bader, Urban Forestry Commission Liaison, Urban Forestry Commission, Office of Sustainability and Environment, City of Seattle, 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1868. PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA 98124-4729.