Worthington Arbor Advisory Committee
The Worthington Arbor Advisory Committee (WAAC) was established by Worthington City Council in 1988 to address problems associated with the redevelopment of the Village Green. Today this committee of volunteer members works closely with, and serves as, advisors to our Parks and Recreation and Service Departments.
The current eleven members serving include a Metro Park manager, several horticultural professors, a city forester, an ODNR urban forester, a landscape horticulture graduate, a park naturalist and environmental educator, a professional arborist and interested homeowners.
WAAC's mission is to enhance the quality and longevity of Worthington's public landscape with trees being the priority.
WAAC believes the urban forest is a unique asset that provides our community with a beautiful, healthy and comfortable environmental base. When we consider Worthington- its downtown, parks, street trees and public, commercial and private landscapes, we take great pride in being residents of a progressive and attractive community.
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WAAC meets monthly, typically on the 3rd Thursday of each month, at 5:00pm. Residents interested in serving as a member may email Parks Supervisor Shawn Daugherty. Our primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
In past years WAAC has also been involved in the following activities: