City hires new manager of forestry

The City of Guelph is pleased to welcome Martin Neumann as the new manager of Forestry.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Martin to the City of Guelph and to his position as the manager of Forestry,” said Rod Keller, general manager of Public Works. “We are confident Martin has the skills and experience necessary to form and lead the intra-disciplinary tree team that will be responsible for achieving the objectives contained in the Urban Forest Management Plan, one of which is tackling the emerald ash borer issue.”

Neumann’s professional portfolio includes experience with the Grand River Conservation Authority in the forest and terrestrial biodiversity fields, as well as involvement with several not-for-profit initiatives such as Sunoco Earth Day, Trees for Peel, Green Streets Canada, Project Tree Cover, Cambridge Ecological Advisory Team and Trees for Guelph.

Neumann is recognized as an Urban Forester by the Ontario Professional Foresters Association (OPFA), and has received numerous accolades for his work in forestry, most notably the Urban Stewardship Award of Excellence in 2004 from the Evergreen Foundation, and the Zavitz Award for Forest Conservation in 2012 from the OPFA.

Neumann will start with the City on Tuesday, November 12.

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