On August 3, 2009 Seattle City Council passed Seattle Ordinance 123052 and created Seattle's inaugural Urban Forestry Commission (UFC). Candidates were interviewed later that year and the first UFC was meeting was held in December 10, 2009. Former Seattle Audubon Conservation Director Matthew Mega was appointed as one of the founding Commissioners and in 2010 he assumed the Chair's role and maintained this position from 2010-2012.
The 9-member UFC advises the Mayor and City Council on policies, plans, and regulations related to the protection, management, and conservation of trees in Seattle. For more information, meeting schedules, agendas, and minutes, please visit the Urban Forestry Commission website.
For a great summary of activities that occurred in 2009 that led up to the creation of the Urban Forestry Commission and positive changes to Seattle's tree protections visit City of Seattle Council President Richard Conlin's web page.
All adopted written documents by the UFC
2011 Annual Report
2013 Annual Workplan
Meeting Minutes, Agendas and Documents