Committees and Responsibilities


Indya Kincannon
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(865) 215-2040

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Note: The Urban Forester and the Board Chair are standing members of all committees with the exception that the Board Chair cannot be a member of the Nominating Committee.

Education and Community Action Committee

Responsible for community activities and events, media relations, identifying grant opportunities, and increasing public awareness of the Tree Board.  Also responsible for planning all activities related to the annual Arbor Day event. A subcommittee will be annually formed to plan for Arbor Day.

Committee Chair: Craig Walker

Arbor Day Chair Committee: Dan Steinhoff
Dale Madden
Tom Welborn
Nick St. Sauveur

Ex-Officio Members: Ben Nanny 
Kasey Krouse
Diane Warwick

Policy and Planning Committee

Responsible for recommending changes to the By-Laws, preparing recommendations for City Council and Urban Forester, preparing annual updates with the cooperation of the Urban Forester for City Council, and long-term planning.

Committee Chair: Tom Welborn

Board Members: Craig Walker
Jenny Arthur
Dale Madden
Dan Steinhoff
Bob Graves

Ex-Officio Members:
Tim Hester
Kasey Krouse
David McGinley

Nominating Committee

Responsible for recommending nominations for Tree Board members and officers.

Committee Chair: Tom Welborn

Board Members: Kasey Krouse

Urban Canopy Committee

Ad Hoc committee to be formed as need. Responsible for compiling species planting and spacing requirements, support and maintenance of the urban forestry plan, assisting the City with the management of the urban forest, working with entities that prune on public property, and providing arboriculture expertise.         

** Ex-Officio Members: 
Urban Forester or City Public Service Director