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 3-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 three years.

Members Term Ending
Dyer, James   March 2024
Fahl, Christine January 2025 
Male-Brune, Roxanne December 2022
Riggs, David (Mayor's Designee)  N/A
Walker, Nancy 
March 2024
Wood, Emilie December 2022
Ziff, Katherine (alternate) February 2025
VACANCY (alternate)  
Ziff, Ben (City Council Rep) N/A


  • 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
1991 Tree Listing For The City Of Athens, Ohio
1991 Street Tree Inventory Report For The City Of Athens, Ohio

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