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Contact

  • Jolene Graham

    p. 316.722.7561
    f. 316.722.0346

    10100 W Grady Ave.
    P.O. Box 245
    Maize, KS 67101

     

Park 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.

Meetings

Park and Tree Board meetings are held the Second Tuesday of the month at Maize City Hall, 10100 Grady Ave. at 5:30 p.m.

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. 

  • Dennis Wardell, Chairperson - Term Expiration:  May  2020
  • Marina Fulton, Vice-Chairperson - Term Expiration:  May  2020
  • Patrick Atchison, Board member - Term Expiration:  May  2019
  • Joshua Belcher, Board member - Term Expiration:  May  2019
  • Maren Breit, Board member - Term Expiration:  May  2021
  • Hugh Nicks, Board member - Term Expiration:  May  2018
  • Nancy Scarpelli, Board member - Term Expiration:  May  2018

Tree City USA

Arbor Day Foundation Names Maize Tree City USA

Maize was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Maize achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

"Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education."

Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.

More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

City of Maize
Through the integration of its population into every aspect of quality education, civic improvements, community appearance, commerce and recreation, Maize shall preserve its small town atmosphere and become the best small city in Kansas.

"Where Community Counts"