300 East Main Street
Leetonia, Ohio 44431
Phone: (330) 427-6721
Fax: (330) 427-8088
Shade Tree Members:
Kevin Siembida (Mayor)
Susan Simpson (Shade Tree Commissioner)
Sue Buchanan (Council Member)
William Merdich (Advisor)
Meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. at Village Hall and are open to the public.
The Shade Tree Commission is responsible for adhering to the rules and regulations as set forth by Ordinance No. 87-1538.
Purpose and Mission:
- To help maintain and enhance our tree population within the Village
- To provide a safe environment for all of our citizens
- To improve the quality of life for present and future generations by maintaining the public right-of-way
1987 The Village of Leetonia passed the tree Ordinance
1988 The Village Tree Commission held its first meeting
1991 The Village of Leetonia received Tree City USA recognition.
We received a Letter of Congratulations from the Ohio Senate.
1993 The Village received a Small Business Administration Grant for Tree Planting
1997 Community Partnership - In conjunction with Ohio Edison, the Shade Tree
Commission identified trees under the power lines for removal and
2000 The Village's first street tree inventory was completed with the help of Chris
Carlson, Director of Horticulture Technology, Kent State University - Salem Branch
2001 The Village of Leetonia was the recipient of the National Arbor Day Foundation
Growth Award. This award is given to a community that goes above the call of
duty to promote community and urban Forestry
2002 The Village of Leetonia was the recipient of the Urban Forestry Good
Stewardship Excellence Award