Cookeville Public Works Facility 1115 E Spring Street Cookeville, TN 38501
Guy Zimmerman, Chairman Term expires: August 2018
Mike Witt, Treasurer Term expires: August 2018
Leslie Sullins Draper Term expires: August 2017
Ron Graves Term expires: August 2020
Mary Dell Sommers Term expires: August 2018
Vacant*, TN Div of Forestry Representative
Greg Brown, Director, Public Works
Tony Peek, Director, Electric Department
Jeff Littrell, Director, Codes Department
Rick Woods Director, Leisure Services
Douglas L. Airhart, Certified Arborist, TTU School of Agriculture Representative
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 eleven members, six 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.