Tree Advisory Board

Ordinance 21-2016 - Creation of Tree Advisory Board

Ordinance 12-2021 - Allowing Youth Participation on TAB

Erie is a Tree City USA, a designation granted by the National Arbor Day Foundation to municipalities who effectively manage their public tree resources and implement community forestry programs. The mission of the Tree Advisory Board is to educate the citizens of Erie about the importance of planting and maintaining trees on public and private lands, to maintain Erie’s Tree City USA certification, to plan and promote an annual Arbor Day Festival, to involve the community in the work of the Tree Board and to promote sound management of Erie’s urban forest. The Tree Board is also a primary source of information about Community Forestry.


  • 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the upcoming meetings and and events calendar 
  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • Erie Town Hall Community Room
    645 Holbrook St.
    Erie, CO 8051

Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Agendas are available online no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting. View posted agendas and approved minutes.


The Tree Board consists of 7 members appointed by the Board of Trustees in April of even-numbered years to serve 4 year terms and shall be bona fide residents of the Town. If you are interested in serving on the Tree Advisory Board, please contact the Town Clerk's Office. 

Leanne Vielehr, Co-Secretary
April 2024
Jason M. ShimmelEmail
May 2026
Brian O’Connor, Chair
May 2026
Toby HoppEmail
April 2024
April 2024
Patricia O' Donnell, Vic Chair
EmailMay 2026
Jane Hilleren, Co-SecretaryEmailApril 2024
Tom Read, Staff LiaisonEmail
Trustee Baer, Board Liaison

Trustee Sawusch, Alternate Board LiaisonEmail

For More Information

For more information, please Email the Town Clerk or call 303-926-2731.

Note: All board / commission / ad hoc committee communications (written or electronic) are subject to CRS 24-72-201 through 24-72-206, the Open Records Act.