The City of Westminster is proud to be a Tree City USA having been recognized every year since 1989 by the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation has also recognized City of Westminster Urban Forestry efforts by awarding the Sterling City Award in recognition of our success as a Growth Award community. For more info: http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/about.cfm.
The responsibility of the Westminster Tree Commission is to:
The Commission consists of six members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council. The members of the Commission must be residents of Carroll County and at least one member shall have a background in horticulture, arboriculture, forestry or a related field. The Commission has two non-voting City staff including the Director of Planning, Zoning and Development and his designee.
The Tree Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm. The meetings are held in the 2nd floor conference room of City offices located at 56 W. Main Street. Please contact the Tree Commission staff at 410-848-9000.
Current Tree Commissioners:
Steve Allgeier, Chair
Brian Rhoten, Forestry Activist
Steve Sager, City Planner
Eric Schlitzer, City Arborist