Public Planting Committee

Chapter 2.106 of the Cambridge Municipal Code.

Promote and improve the quality and diversity of public plantings throughout all areas of the City.

Between 11-21 members (to include the City Arborist or Public Works representative; a representative from the Community Development Department; a representative from the City’s Open Space Committee when possible; and Cambridge residents). Preference for members with horticulture or practical experience, or interest in urban forestry and landscape issues).

2 years

Contact: Public Works, 617-349-4800


Meetings, Minutes & More Information: 


David Davis, Co-Chair
Michael Hanlon, Co-Chair
Emily Axelrod
Maggie Booz
Janet Burns
Paula Cortes
Chantal Eide
E. Thomas Flynn
Kathleen Kelly
Tom Lynott
Carolyn Mathews
Madeline McDowell
Nancy Phillips
Julianne Siegel Schwarzer
Cynthia Smith
Florrie Wescoat

David Lefcourt, City Arborist
Susan Glazer, Deputy Director, Community Development Dept. Representative 















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