Tree Board

Regular Meetings

  • 1st Wednesday of the month, bimonthly at 12:00pm. 
  • Cookeville Public Works Facility
    1115 E Spring Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501 
  • Tree Board Bylaws

Appointed Members

  • Guy Zimmerman
    Term expires: August 2024
  • Austin Sanders
    Term expires: August 2024
  • Tony Stone
    Term expires: August 2024
  • Delayne Miller
    Term expires: August 2023
  • Lindsay Pride
    Term expires: August 2023

Standing Members

  • Jeff Thompson, TN Div of Forestry Representative 
  • Douglas L. Airhart, Certified Arborist, TTU School of Agriculture Representative
  • Blake Mayo, Director, Public Works
  • Jaime Nunan, Urban Forester
  • VACANT, Director, Codes Department
  • Jon Ward, Director, Planning Department
  • Rick Woods Director, Leisure Services
  • Carl Haney, Director, Electric Department


The City of Cookeville Tree Board was established August 4th, 1988 by the City Council, after a recommendation by the Leisure Services department to help deal with problems affecting the city’s trees. Board members are appointed by the Mayor with City Council approval and must reside within Cookeville city limits. The board consists of thirteen members, eight standing, and five appointed who may serve no more than two successive three year terms.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare a tree ordinance for the community.
  • Develop and review as necessary, recommend policies to carry out the intent of this ordinance.
  • Assist in coordinating tree-related activities.
  • Coordinate publicity concerning trees and tree programs.
  • Conduct an Arbor Day ceremony.
  • Provide tree information to the community.
  • Maintain a recommended tree list for the community.
  • Recognize groups and individuals completing tree projects.
  • Coordinate donations of trees or money to purchase trees.
  • Hear citizen concerns regarding tree problems during scheduled meetings.
  • Perform other tree related duties and opportunities that arise from time to time.

Agendas & Minutes