Welcome, Jenn Cairo, Portland’s new city forester

May 17, 2012 Leadership Awards Luncheon
Friends of Trees Executive Director Scott Fogarty & Portland City Forester Jenn Cairo at FOT's May 17 Leadership Awards Luncheon (Lucia DeLisa)

By Greg Tudor

Congratulations to Jenn Cairo, Portland’s new city forester! Jenn has been a Friends of Trees volunteer since 2009, working in both the Neighborhood Trees and Green Space Initiative programs. A summer inspector and Neighborhood Trees planter in her own North Portland neighborhood, she is most active as a GSI crew leader.

Hailing from the southeast corner of New York state, Jenn has a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, an MS in Forestry from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and an MPA (Master’s in Public Administration) from Syracuse University.

Before coming to the City of Portland, Jenn worked as a region manager for Oregon Parks and Recreation. She oversaw state parks in the Columbia River Gorge, Portland-metro area, and Willamette and Rogue River valleys.

Congratulations, Jenn. We look forward to working with you for years to come!

–Tudor is Development Manager for Friends of Trees.