Tree Advisory Committee


Chair: Howard Formby

Planning Commission Representative: Roger McErlane

Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative: Mary Kate DeLucco

City Management Liaison: Cindy Chong, Parks & Facilities Manager

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3:30 P.M., Council Chambers, City Hall, 11 English Street, Petaluma

The Tree Committee is charged with duties designated and delegated by the City Council on matters pertaining to the management of tree resources within the City. The Committee also serves as a forum for the coordination of tree-related policies, and advises the City on matters referred by City departments, and other Council-appointed hearing bodies.

The committee has seven members, five of whom are appointed by Council by the community at large, and who serve two-year terms. The other members are a representative from the Planning Commission, appointed by the Planning Commission, and a member of the Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission, chosen by RMPC. The Planning and RMPC representatives serve one-year terms.

Current Agenda (when applicable)


Bill Cover Tree Advisory Committee Member Email
Darren Racusen Planning Commissioner (seating July 1, 2022)/Tree Advisory Committee Member Email
Howard Formby Tree Advisory Committee Chair Email
Mary Kate DeLucco Recreation, Music & Parks Commissioner/RMPC Representative for the Tree Advisory Committee Email
Roger McErlane Planning Commissioner/Tree Advisory Committee Member Email
Taryn Obaid Tree Advisory Committee Member Email
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