The Shade Tree Commission was created by Ordinance #4878 (4/9/85), and amended by Ordinance #5034 (4/27/88), which increases membership from three (3) to five (5). Members are appointed by the Mayor, for a term of five (5) years. *Residency requirement.
The Shade Tree Commission has jurisdiction over all public shade trees, except in those instances when the City of Altoona, through the proper department, exercises control. All requests or inquiries should be directed to staff at (814) 949-2470.
Lee Slusser, Director
Community Development Department
Held the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, City of Altoona Training Facility & Council Chambers, 1320 Washington Avenue, Altoona PA