2007 Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings

ACT 2007 Member Rally & NeighborWoods Academy
November 13, 2007

Breakfast & Networking
Root Production Method
* Co-sponsored by RPM Ecosystems and ACT
Promoting the Value of Trees: Cleaner Air – Greener Streets – Healthier Neighborhoods
* Shannon Ramsay, President, Alliance for Community Trees
City Tree Campaigns Panel & Presentations
* Ray Tretheway, Councilman for City of Sacramento, Executive Director of Sacramento Tree Foundation and Board Member of Alliance for Community Trees
Mayor Bloomberg’s million tree goal for New York City
* Darin Johnson, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Marketing and Public Affairs for New York Restoration Project on PlaNYC
Baltimore’s goal to double tree canopy
* Guy Hager, Program Director for Great Parks, Clean Streams and Green Communities for Parks and People Foundation & Myra Brosius, Environmental Planner for Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks
“Tree by Tree – The Mile High Million” initiative for the Denver region
* Sara Davis, Program Coordinator for City of Denver Parks and Recreation & Kiran Obee from The Park People
State of the Membership
Advancing Our Impact Together
* Martha Ozonoff, Board Member, Alliance for Community Trees
Luncheon Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation
* Shannon Ramsay- Mobilizing Our Membership
* Scott Fogarty- Partnerships & Fundraising Team Update
* Ray Tretheway- Strategic Leadership for ACT
NeighborWoods & Local Program Tools
NeighborWoods in Indianapolis- A Tool for Community Development & Revitalization
* David Forsell, President, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
NeighborWoods as a City-Wide Initiative
* Kari Smith, Assistant Director of Community Greening Stewardship Program, Parks & People Foundation
NeighborWoods Month Campaign Report
* Jared Liu, Alliance for Community Trees
Federal and State Legislative Update & Opportunities for Advocacy
Energy Efficiency Through Trees Act
* Sam Stefanki, Legislative Assistant, Office of Congresswoman Doris Matsui
Forest Service Budget & Future of State & Private Forestry
* Alice Ewen Walker, Alliance for Community Trees & Jennifer Hinrichs, Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition
State of the States- How State Agencies are Funding Programs and Organizing State Advocacy
* Ruth Williams of Tree Davis & Martha Ozonoff of California Releaf
Making the Most of Your Greening Opportunities
Twenty Years in Community Forestry
* Jim Summers, Urban Forestry Consultant
National Partnership Opportunities
* Jared Liu
Future of Life and Girl Scouts of the USA
* Janet Milkman, President of the Future of Life and Janet Berry, Program Director for the Chesapeake Bay Girl Scouts
* Danielle Timmerman, Director of Program Relationships at KaBOOM!
National Environmental Education Foundation
* Sara Espinoza, Program Manager for Weather and Environment
NeighborWoods Awards Recognition
* Kelly Caffarelli, Vice President, The Home Depot Foundation
Closing Address
* Shannon Ramsay, President, Alliance for Community Trees