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Park and Tree Board

Maize Tree and Park BoardWhy would we want trees in the city? Trees are beautiful and they improve the quality of life for people in many ways. Trees help clean the air of harmful pollutants, trees help stabilize the land, trees help cool the hot summer air in urban areas, tree-lined streets discourage speeding traffic, trees provide a home for wildlife, trees are pleasant to look at and give people a sense of well-being. Well cared for trees in parks and along city streets make it apparent that people care about their town.

Purpose of Park Board and Tree Board

The purpose of the Park and Tree Board is to improve the quality of life and community livability throughout Maize by providing healthy recreational opportunities for people of all ages through the use of parks.  The Board works to promote planting trees appropriate for the Kansas landscape and climate and to educate citizens on proper tree care.  The Board also works with the City Council and staff to develop, maintain, and implement a Park System Master Plan appropriate for the City of Maize.

Tree Reimbursement Program

Maize Residents have an excellent opportunity to participate in our Tree Reimbursement Program.  Residents are eligible to receive a refund of 20% of the purchase price of trees planted, up to $100 per household.  View a list of preferred trees for South Central Kansas.

The City of Maize has won the Tree City USA awards:
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007

Board Members

The Mayor appoints members with the approval of the governing body at the first regular meeting in May of each year. Members are appointed for three-year terms. The Board consists of five members who reside within the City limits and two "at large" members who reside within the authorized zone of influence of the City of Maize.  The Board meets the Second Tuesday of the Month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

Board Members Position Term Expiration
Tammy Learned Chair May  2016 (3-year term)
Becky Keiterbell Vice-Chair May  2015 (3-year term)
Mike Burks Secretary May  2016 (3-year term)
Justin Banks Board Member May  2014 (3-year term)
Marin Fulton Board Member May  2014 (3-year term)
Jennifer Herington Board Member May  2015 (3-year term)
Betty Pew Board Member May  2015 (3-year term)

Park & Tree Board Meeting Agendas/Minutes