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Shade Tree Commission Vacancy Notice

Hilliard City Council seeks to fill two partial terms on the Shade Tree Commission. One term runs through the end of 2024 and the other through 2026.

Candidates shall be residents of the City of Hilliard or Franklin County and qualified by experience and/or training in matters related to conservation, such as landscape design, environmental engineering, recycling and solid waste, air and water quality, and environmental health.

This Commission makes recommendations to the City in connection with its tree planting program, including recommendations for the care, selection, preservation, trimming, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in public ways, street, alleys, highways, and other public places. It reviews and makes recommendations on site plans and streetscape plans for developments and redevelopments within the City, as requested by City staff or Council. It also recommends and assists in the creation of a Master Street Tree Plan with the City Arborist/Forester or designated staff member, specifying the types of trees to be planted on each of the streets or other public sites in the City. The Commission performs other duties as assigned.

The Shade Tree Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Operations Building, 3790 Municipal Way, Hilliard. Meetings may also be held virtually, as needed.

To apply, please fill out an application and attach any necessary documentation including a resume by Jan. 30, 2024, at

If you have any questions, please contact Clerk of Council Diane Werbrich at or review the relevant information in City Code, Chapter 921.02, at

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