Horticulture, Ecology & Beautification Committee


The committee consists of 7 to 9 members. Membership applications are kept on file. Apply online today.

The mission of the Horticulture, Ecology and Beautification Committee is to encourage the City and its residents to plant, beautify and maintain all public and private spaces in an environmentally sustainable manner. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Advise City Council, Boards, Commissions and staff on issues related to horticulture and beautification such as green space design and plantings in public area
  • Monitor and advise the City regarding its compliance with the Tree Preservation Ordinance (Ordinance 1899, November 10, 1997)
  • Encourage and support the City’s compliance as a Tree City U.S.A. by serving as the City’s Tree Board

Previous agendas and meeting minutes are available online for review.

To find out more about the roles and guidelines of appointed and elected City positions, read A Citizens Advisory Guide to Boards, Committees and Commissions.


  • Mara Berry, Chair
  • Claire Chosid, Vice Chair
  • Fran Cantor, Committee Member
  • Paulette Pierson, Committee Member
  • Dorothy Hancock, Committee Member
  • Rachel Eilbott, Committee Member
  • Gene Rovak, Committee Member
  • David Hoffman, Council Liaison - Ward 3