Tree Commission

Meetings

  • 6 pm
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • City Service Center
    2436 30th Street NE
    Canton, OH 44702
  • There are no meetings in July and August. We then meet bi-monthly at the same time and the same place in September and November. (UPDATE - The Tree Commission meetings have been temporarily postponed due to COVID-19.  Please check back for further updates.)
  • Tree Commission Information

Members

  • Jason Scaglione, Council Representative
    Term does not expire
  • Maureen Austin, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2020
  • Lois Ellis, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2020
  • Jill Pfeiffer-Ward, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2020
  • Jim Griffin, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2021
  • John Stone, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires, December 31. 2021

Appointment Process

The Canton Tree Commission shall consist of five commissioners who shall be appointed by the Mayor.

Membership Requirements

Members shall be residents of the City or persons who are employed in the City. At least three members will be experienced in or have extensive knowledge of the care of trees through documented certification and/or education including training through the Ohio Department of Natural resources Division of Forestry, known as the Tree Commission Academy. All members shall be encouraged to attend the Tree Commission Academy as a condition of recommended appointment.

Purpose/Duties

The Tree Commission has been created in the interest of the residents of the City to promote and protect their health, safety and welfare by adopting a comprehensive tree plan. This plan will call for proper planting of new and replacement trees, and maintaining the health and safety of existing trees within the City's urban forest. Trees can increase property values and community safety, achieve design and environmental goals of the City, reduce noise pollution, air pollution and flooding as well as improve the general quality of life in the City.

Term Length

Two years

Compensation

Members will serve without compensation.

Authorization

Subject to Council approval