2008 Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings

The conference proceedings and presentations from the Alliance for Community Trees’ 2008 Member Rally & NeighborWoods Academy in Atlanta are now available.

Breakfast & Networking
Root Production Method
Co-sponsored by RPM Ecosystems and ACT
Shannon Ramsay, Board President, Alliance for Community Trees
Healthy Places, Healthy People: Building Public Health Partnerships
Desiree Backman, DrPH, MS, RD, Deputy Director, Sacramento Tree Foundation
Lisa Cirill, Acting Chief, CA Center for Physical Activity, CA Dept. of Public Health
* Public Health Handouts
Veronica Davison, MA, Public Health Advisor, CDC- Div. of Diabetes Translation
Dee Merriam, FASLA, Community Planner, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
State of the Membership
Fundraising & Development Committee: Riyad Abu-Sharr, Star Marketing Services
Strategy Team: Ray Tretheway, Sacramento Tree Foundation
Board Recruitment Team: Martha Ozonoff, California ReLeaf
Board Elections
2008 Report to Members: Jared Liu, Director of Programs, Alliance for Community Trees
2008 Member Pledge
Luncheon sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation
Fred Wacker, Chief Operating Officer, The Home Depot Foundation
Roundtables: Advancing Our Impact Together
Introduction- Shannon Ramsay
Board Recruitment- Martha Ozonoff, Anna Dooley and Glenda Daniel
Fundraising- Riyad Abu-Sharr, Scott Fogarty and David Forsell
Public Policy- Shannon Ramsay and Jared Liu
Strategic Direction- Ray Tretheway, Guy Hager and Janette Monear
Federal and State Legislative Agenda and Advocacy Opportunities in 2009
Federal Outlook: Alice Ewen Walker, Executive Director, Alliance for Community Trees
Future Opportunities with US Conference of Mayors: Susan Mockenhaupt, Program Manager, US Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry
State Report: Martha Ozonoff, California ReLeaf and Ruth Williams, Tree Davis
Leveraging AmeriCorps and the National Service Agenda to Scale Up Urban Forestry Action
Toby Chalberg, Chief Strategy Officer, Points of Light Institute
Donna Curtis, Executive Director, Shreveport Green
Afternoon Break & Roundtables
Introduction: Nancy Buley, Marketing & Communications Director, J. Frank Schmidt & Son
Sponsored by J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
* New 990 Rules- Bliss Jones, Jones & Kolb
* Fundraising and Development- Regina Clifton, Trees Atlanta
* Standards of Excellence- Mary Lynn Beckley, Georgia Urban Forestry Council
* Kids and Nature- Susie Worth, National Arbor Day Foundation
* Urban Forestry Management Plans- Glenda Daniel of Openlands and Angela Schreffler of Heartland Tree Alliance
* My Tree and Me: Retail Coupon Campaign- Andrew Hart, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
* ISA-ACT National Partnership- Eric Duchinsky, International Society of Arboriculture
* KaBOOM!-ACT National Partnership- David Flanigan, KaBOOM!
* Keeping Trees Watered During Droughts- Robby Astrove, Trees Atlanta
* Leveraging Mayoral Relationships to Impact Policy at the US Conference of Mayors- Susan Mockenhaupt, USDA Forest Service
* State Level Advocacy- Eric Berg of Nebraska Forestry Commission and Martha Ozonoff of California ReLeaf
Working in Underserved Communities
Dwaine Lee, B.E.S.T. Field Manager, Sustainable South Bronx
Michael Leff, TreeVitalize Program Manager, PA Horticultural Society
Dialogue on Building Our Best Volunteer Programs
Greg Levine, Program Director, Trees Atlanta
Brighton West, Program Director, Friends of Trees
Closing Remarks
Shannon Ramsay, Board President, Alliance for Community Trees
Related Resources:
2007 Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings
ACT Trainings