Office of Mayor William Peduto
Shade Tree Commission

Function

The Shade Tree Commission is a non-profit organization, linked to the Mayor's Office, with the task of restoring and maintaining the city's tree population, in recognition of the value of Pittsburgh's urban trees as one of our city's greatest assets. To that end the commission is dedicated to providing policy makers, City Departments, and the general public with accurate and objective information on public policy issues affecting the urban forest. The Commission strives to expand projects based on intergovernmental and community partnerships as well as sound forestry practices. The Shade Tree Commission also directs the expenditure of funds from the Shade Tree Trust Fund to advance urban forestry initiatives.

Governing Documents

Pittsburgh Code Title Four, Article XIII, Chapter 487

Appointment Guidelines

  • 15 members
    • All appointed by Mayor; confirmed by City Council
    • 1 from Forestry Division of Public Works Department
    • 1 from DPW with engineering/construction background
    • 1 from Department of City Planning
    • 1 from Mayor’s Office
    • 1 from Urban Redevelopment Authority
    • 1 from an electric utility
    • The rest from various “educational institutions, community-based organizations, business organizations, and environmental organizations”

Members

  • Mardi Isler
    Term expires 12/31/2016
  • Richard Butler
    Term expires 12/31/2016
  • Lisa Ceoffe, DPW - Forestry Division
    Terms expires 12/31/2016
  • Jamil Bey
    Terms expires 3/26/2019
  • Matt Erb
    Terms expires 12/31/2016
  • Maribeth Hook, URA
    Term expires 12/31/2016
  • Jennifer Arkett, Dusquesne Light
    Term expires 12/31/2016
  • Lisa Kunst Vavro
    Term expires 12/31/2016
  • Joshua Lippert, Mayor's Office 
    Term expires 12/31/2016
  • Mary Savage
    Term expires 12/31/2016
  • Molly Stephany
    Term expires 12/31/2016
  • James Stiff
    Term expires 12/31/2016
  • VACANT, DPW - engineering and construction
  • VACANT - City Planning
  • VACANT

Residency Requirements

Majority of members must be City residents.

Compensation

None

Meetings

Held in the City-County Building at 9 AM, third Wednesday of each month (excepting July and December) 

Contact Information

Lisa Ceoffe, Phone: 412-255-2422, Email: lisa.ceoffe@pittsburghpa.gov 

Website

http://pittsburghpa.gov/trees/

The Office of Mayor William Peduto
512 City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-255-2626

what's this?