Cemetery and Urban Forestry Commission

The Lewiston Cemetery and Urban Forestry Commission was created to assist in advising staff on cemetery-related functions as well as educating the public and enhancing our urban tree canopy in Lewiston. The Commission is a seven-member volunteer group that works on behalf of the Lewiston City Council to implement the department’s mission to provide a comprehensive program of high-quality parks, facilities, and activities for a broad range of ages, interests, and abilities. 

For more information on applicable regulations managed by the commission, see Lewiston City Code Chapter 26, Article IV, Section 26-42.

The Cemetery and Urban Forestry Commission shall have the following powers and duties:

  • Support and build awareness regarding the city of Lewiston’s urban forestry goals.
  • Advise and make recommendations to the parks and recreation department and the city council on issues related to urban forestry and the Normal Hill Cemetery and Arboretum. 
  • Serve as a sounding board for major projects or initiatives related to urban forestry or the Normal Hill Cemetery and Arboretum and make recommendations to the parks and recreation department and the city council on such projects or initiatives. 
  • Advise and make recommendations to the parks and recreation department and the city council on the preservation and management of the city of Lewiston’s urban tree canopy. 
  • Promote public interest and development of the Normal Hill Cemetery and Arboretum and the city of Lewiston’s urban tree canopy. 
  • Advocate for and assist the city of Lewiston’s urban forestry and Normal Hill Cemetery and Arboretum staff in achieving their work-related goals. 
  • Assist the city of Lewiston’s urban forestry staff in their efforts to involve and inform the citizens of the city of Lewiston on urban forestry issues through public education. 

Meetings

  • Fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., at the Lewiston Community Center, 1424 Main Street, Lewiston, Idaho 83501.
  • Agendas are available prior to the meetings, and minutes from each meeting are available following approval by the Lewiston City Council. View most recent agendas and minutes. 

Bylaws 

View the most recent Cemetery and Urban Forestry Commission Bylaws (PDF)

Members

Shirley Phillips

Shirley Phillips, Chair


Elizabeth Goetzinger

Elizabeth Goetzinger

Maxine Miller

Maxine Miller

Brian Hensley

Brian Hensley

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Council Liasion

John Bradbury

Staff Liasion 

Tim Barker, Parks and Recreation Director | Email: tbarker@cityoflewiston.org | Phone: (208) 746-2313

Related Documents 

Legacy Tree Program (PDF)
City of Lewiston Tree Selection Guide (PDF)
Normal Hill Cemetery Master Plan - This is a large document and may take a few minutes to load. (PDF)


If you need assistance finding the most current agendas/minutes or have questions related to the commission, please contact Parks and Recreation Director, Tim Barker at tbarker@cityoflewiston.org or (208) 746-2313.