Natural Resources Joint Advisory Group Members

NRJAG is comprised of members from 3 commissions.

Park and Recreation Commission members:

  • Shruti Kupta
  • Jill Barker
  • Sarah Baryluk

Mission: The PRC Commission makes recommendations on the coordination, efficiency, safety and quality of park and recreation facilities, programs and services; and manages the process for small park grants and various recognition’s.

Forestry and Natural Resources Commission (FNRC) members:

  • Caroline Haynes (Chair) 
  • David Howell
  • Phil Klingelhofer 

Mission: The FNRC Commission provides the County Board with advice and recommendations to improve the health and sustainability of Arlington’s urban forest including:

  • Programs and policies for the planting and maintenance of trees on public property,
  • The preservation or restoration of trees and other native vegetation in wooded parks and other County-owned natural areas, and
  • The preservation and planting of trees associated with development and infrastructure improvement projects.

The UFC also helps facilitate recommendations contained in Arlington’s Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP).  In addition, the commission promotes the planting and maintenance of trees on private property, assisting with public education and outreach through programs such as Tree City USA, Arbor Day, and the Tree Canopy Fund Grant Program.

Climate Change, Energy and Environment Commission (C2E2) members:

  • Joan McIntyre
  • Shawn Norton
  • Mikalia Milton

Mission: The C2E2 Commission reviews and advises on environmental and energy conservation issues, including:

  • The County’s natural environment quality based on the interrelationships among air, water and land.
  • Energy conservation in public and private buildings.
  • Environmental issues impacting residents’ health.
  • County projects impacting the environment.