City Trees

May/June 2023

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MFI Alumni should be on the lookout for a feedback survey, a virtual feedback session, and learning events held in-person and virtually. Already, plans are underway for alumni learning events - one held regionally in the Southeast at Auburn University and another in conjunction with the 2023 ISA Conference in Albuquerque, NM. S t e e r i n g C o m m i t t e The first steering committee meeting was held in March with an amazing group of individuals who bring a wealth of leadership, experience, and knowledge to the urban forestry profession. Their guidance and advice will ensure MFI remains the premier urban forestry leadership training program as well as taking it to new heights! M F I A l u m n i A c t i v i t y In 2023, SMA's MFI is taking a focus year. This includes ensuring the program meets modern standards for urban forestry leadership development and is positioned to evolve into the future. Throughout 2023, SMA will pull together key stakeholders including academics, practitioners, partner organizations, past participants, and others to hear their ideas and insights on how MFI meets the needs currently and how it can grow. Strategic Planning and Alumni Feedback Underway T h e f u l l M u n i c i p a l F o r e s t r y I n s t i t u t e w i l l b e h e l d i n e a r l y 2 0 2 4 . S i g n - u p o n S M A ' s w e b s i t e t o b e t h e f i r s t t o k n o w ! Questions, comments, or want to be involved? Email: Visit: Members of MFI Steering committee are excited to help grow the urban forestry leaders of tomorrow!

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