Urban Forestry Commission


Created pursuant to Chapter 2.52 of the Municipal Code, the Commission is established as a permanent committee of the Park and Recreation Board. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Forester and Parks & Recreation Board concerning the care of city trees and shrubs planted in the rights-of-way of all streets or highways, or in any park or other public areas of the city. 

The Commission consists of  five citizen members, each serving three year terms, staggered annually. One member of the Plan and Architectural Review Commission and one member of the Park and Recreation Board shall be appointed to the Urban Forestry Commission. In addition, the City Forester or his/her designee shall serve as the nonvoting staff liaison to the Whitewater Urban Forestry Commission.

Arboretum at Starin Park

Urban Forestry Management Plan

UW-Whitewater Sustainability website

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Staff Support

City Representative- City Forester
Andrew Beckman
Phone: 262-473-0560
Email Andrew Beckman


Contact the committee by using the Board, Committee and Commission Contact Form

  • Parks & Recreation Board Representative
    David Stone
    Term expires: 2024 
  • Plan and Architectural Review Commission Representative
    Sherry Stanek
    Term expires: 2024
  • Citizen Member
    Nicholas Alt
    Term expires: 2026
  • Citizen Member
    Bill Chandler
    Term expires: 2024
  • Citizen Member
    Patrick Taylor
    Term expires:2025
  • Citizen Member
    Rose Mary Leaver
    Term expires: 2024
  • Citizen Member
    Term expires: 
  •  Alternate- Citizen Member
    Ryan Tevis
    Term expires: 2024