Minneapolis Tree Advisory Commission

Purpose

Created in March 2004 by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to enhance the Minneapolis urban forest and improve its long-term health. MTACs Initial Goals: to coordinate issues related to trees across City jurisdictions; to evaluate issues related to trees and report annually to the MPRB and City Council; to coordinate fiscal resources and explore new ways to acquire funds to increase support for urban forest establishment and management. See Minneapolis Urban Forest

Meeting Schedule

The tree commission meets monthly on the 2 nd Thursday of the month, at 5:30 p.m. at the MPRB headquarters.

Department

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board

Phone

Michael Schmidt, 612/230-6400

Membership

Board members are comprised of: MPRB Commissioner, MPRB Director of Forestry, MPRB Assistant Superintendent, Minneapolis City Council Member or designee, Minneapolis Mayor or designee, member of the Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee; a representative from the University of Minnesota Urban Forestry division; a Minneapolis developer; a liaison from the Minneapolis Public Works Department; and  four citizen representatives (SW quadrant, North quadrant, NE quadrant, SE quadrant)

Appointment Process

Successors are appointed or designated when a vacancy occurs. The Commission does not use the City’s open appointment process

Term of Appointment

Continuous until vacancy occurs

Compensation

None

Residency Requirement

NA

Last updated Apr 4, 2012