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Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission

 

 

Function:

The Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission has the following powers and duties: To review and recommend policies and ordinances affecting the planting, removal and preservation of trees on public and private property; provide advice on the allocation of resources and policies for the planting, care and removal of trees in the City of Columbia; serve as an advisory body to the City Forestry and Beautification Superintendent in the administration of this article; review and make recommendations related to the City Forestry and Beautification Division’s annual work plan and any comprehensive urban forestry or reforestation plans; provide public education and advocacy on tree value, preservation and care; make recommendations to City Council on disbursements of the Columbia Landscape and Tree Fund; oversee the development and implementation of a master plan for the beautification of the City of Columbia; and advise the City and its boards and commissions regarding landscaping, tree planting, protection and removal.

CTAC helps sponsor the annual Arbor Day celebration, Treasured Tree program and Columbia Choice Awards.

 

By-Laws:

Click here to read their operating guidelines.

 

Composition:

The Commission consists of eleven (11) members that include an arborist, horticulturist, or landscape architect; developer or realtor; architect or engineer; a member of Columbia Green (designated by that organization); and seven (7) members appointed at-large.

 Term of office is three (3) years with one (1) reappointment.

All appointees must reside in the corporate limits of the city.

 

Meetings:

 Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month.

 

Committee Members:

Name

Term Ends

Elizabeth Marks2

August 2018

Elizabeth Scott

August 2019

VACANT

 

John McKenzie2

December 2018

Robert Harte

August 2019

Charles Moore2

December 2018

Ben Brantley1

April 2019

Mary Greene2  

June 2018

Presley Hogue1

June 2018

Charles Howell2

June 2018

Karen Settana2 August 2019
Randall Roberts1 September 2020

Vacant

Liaison for Design Development Review Committee

Vacant

Liaison for Columbia Garden Advisory Council 

Regina Monteith1

Liaison for Columbia Green-February 2019

 

(#) denotes number of term

 

 

Contact Info:

Ms. Sara Hollar

City of Columbia

1210 Colonial Drive

Columbia, SC 29203

(803) 545-3862

 [email protected]

 

 

 
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