Shade Tree Commission


300 East Main Street

Leetonia, Ohio 44431

Phone: (330) 420-8547

Fax: (330) 427-8088



Shade Tree Members:

Kevin Siembida (Mayor)

Jeff Schreiber (Shade Tree Commissioner)

William Merdich (Advisor)


Meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 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 replacement.

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