This board advises Mayor Erin Mendenhall and City Council on issues relating to the City’s parks, natural lands, urban forestry and trails. Primarily, the board is tasked with providing and overseeing strong stewardship of the City’s parks, natural lands, urban forest and trails; educating the public and advocating for the City’s parks, natural lands, urban forest and trails policies; and encouraging and facilitating public involvement and input, and the incorporation of that input into the City’s parks, natural lands, urban forest and trails plans and policies.
Parks and Public Lands
Public Services Department
1965 West 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
(801) 972-7829 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Agendas and Minutes
Bylaws and Governing Documents
The Parks, Natural Lands, Urban Forestry & Trails Advisory Board has four (4) open seats with a need for representation from Districts 1, 2, 4, and 5. If you are interested in serving on this board, please fill out and submit an application online. To find out which district you reside in go here.
Please see below for all upcoming term expiration/vacancy dates. Only applications submitted up to one year prior to a vacancy date will be considered. The Mayor’s office will only contact applicants when considering them for specific appointments.
The Parks, Natural Lands, Urban Forestry and Trails Advisory Board has between nine and eleven members. Each member is appointed to a three-year term and may serve up to two consecutive terms. Members should reflect geographic, professional, cultural, and neighborhood/community diversity. Members with arborist, landscape architect, ecologist, land management, natural and developed non-motorized trail design, architectural, financial, planning, historic preservation, recreation, sustainability and environmental backgrounds are encouraged.
Residency Requirements: No more than three (3) members may live outside of the Salt Lake City boundaries.
First Thursday of the month, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Public Lands Building, 1965 West 500 South
Powers and Duties
|#||District||Member||Serving Since||Term Expires|
|1||At Large||Ginger Cannon||2021||January 2024|
|2||At Large||Jenny Hewson||2019||February 2022|
|4||At Large||Polly Hart||2016||May 2022|
|6||D2||Melanie Pehrson||2021||May 2024|
|7||D3||Phil Carrol||2021||May 2024|
|9||D5||Brianna Binnebose||2019||May 2022|
|10||D6||CJ Whittaker||2021||May 2024|
|11||D7||Samantha Finch||2019||February 2022|