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Executive Committee


Liz Fet,  President

Aquatic Biologist at Sanitation District No. 1

"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." - Iroquois Proverb

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

PWTS COMMITTEE

ISA SCHOLARSHIP COMMITEE

TIOC COMMITTEE


Susan Brown, vice president

Conservation Education Specialist at Boone County Conservation District

"Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there." - Gary Snyder

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

REFOREST NKY COMMITTEE

PWTS COMMITTEE


Chris Kaeff, Treasurer

Regulatory Reporting and Wet Weather Manager at Sanitation District No. 1

"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope." - Wendell Berry

GIS & UTC COMMITTEE


Maryann Schultz, Secretary

Horticulture Technician at Kenton County Cooperative Extension

"Someone is sitting in the shade because someone planted a tree long ago." - Warren Buffett

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

Board of Directors & Advisors


Bridget Abernathy, Ex Officio Advisor

Urban Forestry Program Coordinator at Kentucky Division of Forestry

"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world." - John Muir

TIOC COMMITTEE


Crystal Courtney, Ex Officio Advisor

Urban Forestry Supervisor at Cincinnati Parks

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

ISA SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE


Kristy Hopfensperger, Board Member

Associate Professor and Director of Environmental Science Program at Northern Kentucky University

"Wetlands are the best!!" - Herself

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

REFOREST NKY COMMITTEE


Margaret Minzner, Board Member

Environmental Senior Planner at OKI Regional Council of Governments

"The future will be different if we make the present different." - Peter Maurin

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

GIS & UTC COMMITTEE


PATRICK MOORE, BOARD MEMBER

Urban Forester at City of Covington

"Do what you can, with what you've got, where you are."- William "Squire Bill" Widener

REFOREST COMMITTEE

rhonda ritzi, board member


Kris Stone, Board member

Director at the Boone County Arboretum

"The more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think the same is true of human beings." - Henry David Thoreau

PWTS COMMITTEE

ISA SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

James Fausz, Board Member

Owner/Operator of Signature Home Services 


Tanner Yess, Board Member

Executive Director at Groundwork Ohio River Valley

"That tree's not gonna plant itself." - Mark Leopold, Northern Kentucky University

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

ISA SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

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We offer something educational and fun to do every quarter of the year. Bring a friend and your dog - all are welcome!

Happy members at our Bellevue Tree & Pub Walk! 


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