SMA committees are of vital importance to the work of the organization. Each committee helps SMA advance its mission of building the confidence, competence, and camaraderie for all urban forestry and municipal arboriculture professionals. Members are invited to serve on committees. If you have interest in serving on any of these committees, reach out to us on the contact page.

Accreditation Committee - Advance the Accreditation Program, develop marketing plan, and increase visibility of the program and its principles.

Scott Altenhoff, Chair/Board Liaison 


ANSI Standards - Compile library of industry standards, solicit member feedback, promote and evaluate.

ANSI A300 Rep  Sam Olundunfe 
ANSI Z133 Rep – Jamie King Chair/Board Liaison 


Awards Committe - Research and recommend award candidates, recognize sponsors, develop award materials.

Steve Cothrel – Chair 
Owen Croy
Darren Green - Board Liaison
Grant Jones
Jennifer Milbrandt
Phil Rodbell
Jennifer Smith


SMA Conference Committee Steward annual conference, develop and deliver educational content at annual conference, support sponsor and exhibitors.

Steve Harris - Chair 
Dorothy Abeyta
Kieran Hunt
Jamie King - Board Liaison
Josh Petter
Cindi Sullivan


Membership Committee - Develop initiatives and strategies to increase and enhance membership. 

Julianne Schieffer - Chair/Board Liaison
Dorothy Abeyta
Misty Booth
Danielle Gift
Rachel Habig-Myers
David Sivyer


Arborist Exchange Committee - Promote Arborist Exchange program, solicit sponsors, coordinate fundraising events.

Kieran Hunt – Chair 
Michael Martini ­– Board Liaison 
Terry Flanagan
Doug Still


SMA State Liaisons - Develop and support State/Provincial liaisons whose role in turn is to represent SMA on State Urban and Community Forestry Councils and to support peer-to-peer connection and learning opportunities at the state/provincial level.

Dorothy Abeyta - Co-Chair
David Sivyer USFS - Co-Chair


Nominations Committee Identify and recommend potential board members, coordinate election procedures.

Rachel Habig-Myers - Chair/Board Liaison 
Jay Banks
Gordon Mann


Editorial Review Committee - Provide editorial oversight of City Trees, proof City Trees, support advertisers. 

Allison Craig - Chair 
Michelle Sutton - Editor
Adrina Bardekjian
Rachel Barker
Felipe Alberto Fuentes Ramirez
Sitara Gare
Jamie Kirby
Brett O'Brien
Nadia Pupa
Tami Sadonoja
Jeff Shimonski
David Sivyer