The Education Committee meets monthly. Through a classroom presentation, books and other educational materials donated to the classrooms, this committee helps many Lafayette third graders learn the value of trees. The classes plant one tree per year, per 40 students. They also do adult education. The committee also selects the recipients of the Preservation and Environmental Awards each year.
The Marketing Committee meets monthly. The committee plans for Arbor Day, Earth Day, the Annual Meeting, and our holiday party. They send out the bi-annual newsletter, all news releases, and the Annual Report. They do publicity for all events. They also select the Volunteer of the Year award recipient. They are responsible for social media updates, the organization’s website, and promoting Tree Lafayette and maintaining the integrity of the brand. In addition, they champion all fundraising events.
The Tree Committee meets monthly. The committee helps plan Arbor Day and the third-grade elementary school plantings. They work weekly some of the year on Wednesdays, some Saturdays, and other days as needed. They plant trees. They maintain and care for trees with pruning, mulching, and watering.
The Development Committee meets monthly. The committee searches for grant opportunities. The committee prepares and files all grant applications and maintains the donor/supporter database. They send out renewals for funding, maintain the operational budget, and post income and expenditure items. They also oversee the annual financial review and file Federal and State tax and business forms and reports.