Natural Lands Preservation Advisory Board

Board Overview

The purpose of the Natural Lands Preservation Advisory Board is to oversee the acquisition, protection, stewardship, and use of the city’s open spaces and natural lands in such a manner that will enhance the natural beauty of the city and provide for the enjoyment, health, and general welfare of its residents. 

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At a Glance

SpecificationsDetails
Established byResolution R-2018-8
Number on BoardFive regular members, one alternate
Length of TermThree years
City Council LiaisonOlivier Bosmans
Staff LiaisonCathy Metz, Parks and Recreation Director
Regular Meeting TimeSecond Monday of every month at 6:00 pm
Regular Meeting LocationRecreation Center

Responsibilities

  • Provides recommendations relative to planning, developing, and implementing the Open Space Program
  • Reviews open space dedications within new developments
  • Evaluates and prioritizes parcels of land for inclusion in the Open Space Program
  • Develops and refines open space management policies
  • Reviews improvements on open space parcels, including natural surface trails
  • Promotes stewardship of the city’s natural lands and maintain a healthy forest

Current Members

NameAppointedTerm Expires
Ian Altman
June 2021May 2024
Mearl F. Webb, Alternate
March 2018Jan. 20121
Ryan CoxFeb. 2020Jan. 2023
Emma MillerJune 2021May 2024
Mark Smith, Chair
Feb. 2020Jan. 2023
Laura Trimboli, Vice Chair
Feb. 2019Jan. 2022
Olivier Bosmans, City Council LiaisonN/AN/A
Cathy Metz, Staff LiaisonN/AN/A
Steve McClung, Ex-Officio N/AN/A