City of Lincoln
City Advisory Boards
This board advises the Mayor and City Council on the city's tree resources, encompassing issues such as planting, maintenance and preservation. The board assists in the development of a comprehensive community forestry management plan and in formulating policies regarding tree and vegetation planting, maintenance and removal. It reviews and makes recommendations on proposals that concern trees on public property and promote landscaping on public and private property.
Special Requirements: Seven members must reside within the City of Lincoln.
This committee makes recommendations to the Mayor with respect to the Lincoln Cares Program, a voluntary billing donation program for Lincoln Electric System (LES) customers to benefit projects and programs for Aging Partners, Lincoln City Libraries and Lincoln Parks and Recreation. The committee meets twice annually to review City programs and projects to be funded by the donations and makes recommendations regarding potential projects and partners for future years. the committee also reviews and makes recommendations regarding revenues and expenditures as well as marketing and promotion of the program.
Special Requirements: This committee includes three members of the public and six members representing LES, the Lincoln City Council, and the boards and committees that advise Aging Partners, Lincoln City Libraries and Lincoln Parks and Recreation.
The Lincoln Municipal Golf Advisory Committee, a standing committee of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, is organized to gain cost efficiencies and financial sustainability for Lincoln's golf program, to create opportunities to improve the program, and foster effective communication between Lincoln City Golf program staff, contracted PGA Professionals, organized golf associations in Lincoln and the general public.
Special Requirements: Two members will be Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members (becomes Chair and Vice Chair for LMGA), one member (one year appointment) from the Lincoln Women's Municipal Golfers Association, one member from the Lincoln Municipal Golfers Association (one year appointment), one member from the Lincoln Senior Men's Golf League (one year appointment), and six at-large members (three year appointments, w/ two appointment limit) from the Lincoln community.
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Mayor, City Council and the Parks & Recreation Director. It assists in long-range program development and makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council through the Parks & Recreation Director.
Special Requirements: Ten members must be Lincoln residents; two need not be Lincoln residents; two members must currently attend high school or college in Lincoln and have completed their freshman year in high school one County Board member and one City Council member.
The committee advises the Mayor, City Council and the Department of Parks & Recreation on the development of a comprehensive plan for bicycle and pedestrian network. The group also makes recommendations on the location, needs, designs, safety, and development of policies relating to the use of trails and routes.
The mission of the Veterans Memorial Garden Advisory Council (Council) shall be to recommend policy to the Director of Parks and Recreation, the City Council and the Mayor on issues relating to the development, design, programming, and preservation of the Veterans Memorial Garden (Garden) area, and all memorials contained in the Garden; to promote public awareness of the Garden; and to identify and coordinate events to take place in the Garden.
Special Requirements: Seven members must be veterans, and the remaining four members may be veterans.