Conservation Commission

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The Conservation Commission consists of 2 members from each ward and up to 2 at-large members. All members have equal voting rights. All terms are 2-year, renewable terms.

  • Alderman Jeff Parrotte (Chairman), Ward 4
  • Sandra Murdock (Regular member), Ward 1
  • Ann Marie Mayuga, (Regular member), Ward 1
  • Hera Gerber (Regular member), Ward 2
  • Linda Hultgren (Regular member), Ward 3
  • Linda Robson (Vice Chairman), Ward 3
  • Susan Blake (Regular member), Ward 4


The duties and responsibilities of the Conservation Commission shall include, but are not limited to:

1.   Make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen with respect to the development, support of, and educational opportunities for ecologically sound programs and practices within the City, including area wildlife and forestry.  

2.  Provide educational programs and engage the community in various events and efforts that promote sustainable horticultural practices, including at least but not limited to an annual Arbor Day celebration held in conjunction with the Tree Board duties established in Section 125.181.

3.  Recommend and promote sustainable practices within the City. 

4.  Manage Community Garden and maintain connection with the active garden clubs in the City. 

5.  Make recommendations regarding the beautification of the City in conjunction with the grant program more fully described in Section 125.270.

6.   Review beautification plans at locations of high traffic or high interest in public rights-of-way.

Conservation Commission 2017
From left to right: Alderman Lindsey Butler, Mariette Palmer, Anne Nixon, Hera Gerber, Sandra Murdock, Linda Robson, and
Linda Hultgren