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This group combines the former City Tree Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission.

About the commission

The Parks, Recreation, and Tree Advisory Commission advises City Council and the Parks and Recreation Department on park, trail, and facility improvements; prioritization and updates to the park master plan; policies for planting, removal, and care of public trees in Albany's urban forest; and support maintaining Albany's status as a Tree City USA since 1994.

Upcoming meetings

The Parks, Recreation and Tree Advisory Commission usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m..

February 7, 2024, 6:00pm
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March 6, 2024, 6:00pm
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Staff liaison

Kim Lyddane
Parks & Recreation Director
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City Council's annual advisory group recruitment is open now!

Apply today


Sherrie Payne  1/30/2023Mayor12/31/2023
Jim Vaughn  1/30/2023Ward 3-a12/31/2023
Bill Stoneroad  1/30/2023Ward 1-a12/31/2024
Anna Roller   VC1/11/2023Ward 3-b12/31/2024
Jill Van Buren  1/30/2023Ward 1-b12/31/2025 1st
Aaron Falotico  1/11/2023Ward 2-a12/31/2025 1st
Sharon Konopa   C1/30/2023Ward 2-b12/31/2025 1st

C = Chair; VC = Vice Chair

Membership information

Founding document(s): AMC 2.21

Number of members: 7

Term of office: 3 years.
(Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.)

Membership requirements: No person shall serve simultaneously on the Budget Review Committee, Library Board, Parks & Recreation Commission, or Planning Commission.

Principal place of residence within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Albany. (Res 6797)

Each council member shall have one counterpart with nominations ratified by the Council.

Meeting materials

November 1, 2023   
October 4, 2023 n/a 
August 2, 2023 Available after meeting 
May 3, 2023 Available after meeting 
April 5, 2023  
March 1, 2023  
February 1, 2023  
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.

Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

Vacancies are filled year-round with recruitment for most groups in November.


Member & Staff Manual

This manual is intended to function as both a guideline and a governing framework for the City’s standing and ad hoc advisory groups.

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