Shade Tree Commission

Group picture of the Shade Tree Commission


The Athens Shade Tree Commission works to manage and promote Athens’ urban forest. The board members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council for 2-year terms.


The Commission consists of seven members (5 voting, 2 alternates) appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council, one City Council Representative, and the Mayor or designee. Term length is two years.

Members Term Ending
Chiki, Andrew (Mayor's Designee) N/A
Dyer, James (Alternate) March 2021
Gregg, Lee
December 2021
Ingram, David (Chair)
December 2021
Kotowski, John
December 2020
Kotses, Peter (Council Representative) N/A
Sincoff, David
December 2021
Walker, Nancy (Alternate)
March 2021
Wood, Emilie December 2020


  • 2nd Thursday of every month
  • 7:00 PM
  • City Council Chambers, 3rd floor City Building

Documents and Downloads:

City Tree List
Tree Planting Permit
Athens Tree Care Guide

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