Tree Commission

Members/Bios

Sue Amaro, Tree Commission
Retired USAF - 30 years  Currently providing business process consulting for the 618 Air Operations Center, Scott AFB.  Husband also retired Air Force and recently retired from Army Civil Service.

Moved to Highland in 2007, have four children and five grandchildren.  Children live in Cedar Rapids Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; Springfield, Missouri; and Tucson, Arizona.  One child attended Highland Public Schools (Elementary, Middle, and HS) and currently 2 term former member of Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.

Larry Brammer, Tree Commission
My name is Larry Brammer,   Since my retirement as an electronic technician for the Washington DC subway system and our move to Illinois, I have enjoyed being more active in a variety of environmental groups such as the Illinois Native Plant Society, Heartland Conservancy, Audubon Society and the Sierra Club.  As a master naturalist I enjoy working with private and public property owners to improve their wildlife habitat.  My wife and I also care for our two granddaughters during the work week.  

Robert Coleman, Tree Commission

Kathryn Comish, Tree Commission

Linda Montayne, Tree Commission
Linda Montayne is a retired library associate and a former founding member of the Highland Parks and Recreation Commission. She volunteers for Partners for Pets in Troy, Illinois, and is a member of the Carlinville Writer's Guild. She is an active member of Highland Hope Church (UMB) where she serves on a number of committees and is Chairperson of the Missions Committee.  In her spare time she enjoys her two cats, Saylor and Jades, reads, dances, and enjoys most outdoor activities such as bicycling the Madison County trails and walking.  She is also a political and environmental activist.

Heather Warren, Parks & Rec Advisory Commission & Tree Commission
My name is Heather Warren and I am originally from Niceville, FL.  We ended up stationed  at Scott AFB after our 4 year tour in Germany due to the military.  My husband retired from the military and we chose Highland, IL as our home about 6 years ago.  We have 3 boys, 2 who have graduated and one that is currently attending school here in Highland.  When I am not being a mom/wife, I am an artist and have been for 9 years, and I am also a Genealogist helping adoptees find their birth parents through DNA and research. 

Term
3 year/ The Tree Commission meets the first Tuesday of every month at 4:00 PM, at the Korte Recreation Center, #1 Nagel Drive. 

Mission
The Highland Tree Commission is a committee of Highland residents that are appointed by the mayor.  These individuals are responsible for maintenance, inventory, and growing our urban forest.

Contact
Mark Rosen mrosen@highlandil.gov, 618-651-1386