The City of Covington has a number of boards and commissions on which city residents serve. Under Kentucky law, the Mayor appoints the members of these boards and commissions, subject to the approval of the City Commission. The various city boards and commissions, along with those citizens who serve on them, can be seen below.

Interested in joining a board? Click here to apply online or fill out this application. Once completed, the form will be submitted for review and approval processing. If you have any questions, please contact boardapplication@covingtonky.gov.

Covington Urban Forestry Board

MEMBERS

Current Members Appointing Resolution Expiration of Term Term Length 
Sue Puffenberger O/R-227-18 8/14/2021 3 years
William Dickson O/R-227-18 8/14/2021 3 years
John Meiling O/R-388-16 12/06/2019 3 years
Crystal Courtney O/R-176-19
7/23/2022 3 years
Gus Wolf O/R-388-16 8/19/2019 3 years
Jane Stephens Auge O/R-388-16 8/19/2019
3 years
Stan Nassano O/R-388-16 9/23/2019
3 years
Tim Moore O/R-140-17 4/30/2020 3 years
Jessica Spencer O/R-313-17 6/10/2020 3 years
Steven Hill  O/R-148-18  5/22/2021 3 years
David Custer O/R-148-18 
5/22/2021 3 years
Rob Farrell O/R-227-18 8/14/2021 3 years


City Contact:
Cassandra Homan - Cassandra.homan@covingtonky.gov - (859) 292-2300


MISSION

  • Assist in drafting a tree ordinance to regulate the planting, maintenance, and removal of City-owned trees, shrubs, and other plants.
  • Assist in the development of a tree planting master plan and best-practices management plan. 
  • Educate citizens and assist neighborhood groups on urban forestry concerns and programs. 
  • Review plant and site development plans for compliance with the tree ordinance.
  • Promote the goals of the Urban Forest Program, including the value, protection, management, and the enhancement of the urban forest resources of Covington.
  • Advise and assist the Urban Forester in:
    • Developing and updating on a yearly basis the Covington Comprehensive Urban Forest Plan (CUFP);
    • Developing and periodically updating the Covington Urban Forestry Best Management Practices;
    • Reviewing project plans for publicly sponsored developments, civic improvements, and changes to the public right-of-way, and making recommendations;
    • Developing and conducting educational and outreach urban forest programs for the public;
    • Seeking grants for the Covington Urban Forest Program;
    • Planning tree planting and maintenance programs for the trees, shrubs and other plants under Covington's jurisdiction; and
    • Developing and implementing the Landmark Tree Program.
    • Advise and assist the City Commission and city departments on issues related to urban forestry concerns.
    • Serve as a clearinghouse for information related to the urban forest, through the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Advise and assist with the development of legislation and policies that affect the city's urban forest.

MEETINGS

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Covington Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41011 (Generally Meeting Room 2 when available)
  • OPEN TO PUBLIC
    • January 11, 2020 ​** STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.- New meeting location **:             The Center for Great Neighborhoods, 321 West Martin Luther King/West 12th St. Covington, KY 41011

    2020 Regular Meeting Schedule

    • January 23, 2020
    • February 27, 2020
    • March 26, 2020 - CANCELED
    • April 23, 2020
    • May 28, 2020 
    • June 25, 2020
    • July 23, 2020
    • August 27, 2020 
    • September 24, 2020
    • October 22, 2020
    • November 2020 Meeting - TBD - Please check back here for future updates on this meeting
    • December 2020 Meeting - TBD -  Please check back here for future updates on this meeting

MATERIAL

 

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APPLY TO SERVE ON BOARD

Interested in joining a board? Click here to apply online or fill out this application. Once completed, the form will be submitted for review and approval processing. If you have any questions, please contact boardapplication@covingtonky.gov.