Tree Commission

Meets – 2nd Monday – 4:00 PM, Administration Conference Room, City Hall
Seven-member commission. Five Commissioners to be appointed by the Mayor with approval of the Council. Public Works Director and City Arborist shall serve as ex-officio members.
The Commission shall:
  • Advise and consult the Arborist on any matter pertaining to the Galesburg Tree Ordinance and to its enforcement such as:
    • amendments to the Tree Ordinance or revisions to the Arboricultural Specifications Manual;
    • policy concerning selection, planting, maintenance, and removal of trees, shrubs, and other plants within the City;
    • establishment of educational and informational programs whereby the public may be notified of any matters pertaining to the Galesburg Tree Ordinance and to the Arboricultural Specifications Manual;
  • Hear all issues of the disputes, which arise between the City Arborist and citizens involving matters of the interpretation of the Arboricultural Specifications Manual or enforcement of the Ordinance.
Contact Tony Oligney-Estill, Director of Parks and Recreation and staff liaison for this commission.
Members and 3yr Term Expiration
Millie Allen, June 30, 2020
Ann Pennington, June 30, 2021
Patrick Trant, June 30, 2022
Jane Easterly, June 30, 2022
Deborah Steinberg, June 30, 2022
Ex-officio Members
Tony Oligney-Estill, Parks and Recreation Director
Ryan Creek, City Arborist
City of Galesburg, 55 W. Tompkins Street, Galesburg, IL 61402-1387, Phone: 309-343-4181