Greenprint Summit 2017: Restoring Nature to Our Neighborhoods

APA California Chapter, Sacramento Valley Section


Thursday, January 26, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. PST

Sacramento, CA, United States

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The sixth annual summit will feature inspiring speakers showcasing research and projects that prove the many benefits of trees as well as case studies demonstrating successful community-led urban greening projects.

Region-wide, our neighborhoods’ lack of tree canopy adversely affects the health and well-being of our residents. The Sacramento Tree Foundation’s regional initiative, called Greenprint, establishes partnerships with local governments, businesses, and community and neighborhood groups to organize local tree planting and care programs and to educate the public about the air quality and other health benefits of a healthy urban forest.

The annual Greenprint Summit brings information, connections, and inspiration to local leaders to encourage beneficial urban forest projects.

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Darrell Steinberg

Invited Speaker

Mayor Darrell Steinberg is one of Sacramento’s most accomplished public servants, serving the Sacramento community for over 20 years. As a state legislator, Steinberg championed economic development, education reform, building sustainable communities and major investments in healthcare and education. He fought to ensure a portion of Cap-and-Trade funding be ... Read More

Cheryl Dell

Invited Speaker

Cheryl Dell is The Sacramento Bee's publisher and president, a position that allows her to run the newspaper in the place she calls "home." A native of Modesto and graduate of California State University, Sacramento, Cheryl remembers a time when there was a Florin Mall, "K" was just a ... Read More

Kemba Shakur

Invited Speaker

Kemba Shakur is the founder and director of Urban Releaf, am urban forestry non-profit organization established in Oakland to address the needs of communities that have little to no greenery or tree canopy. We focus our efforts in under-served neighborhoods that suffer from disproportionate environmental quality of life and economic ... Read More

Desiree Backman

Invited Speaker

Dr. Desiree Backman is the Chief Prevention Officer for the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) at the UC Davis Health System. In this role, Dr. Backman works with DHCS staff and stakeholders to advance the Department’s Quality Strategy, which ... Read More

Katie Valenzuela Garcia

Invited Speaker

Katie Valenzuela Garcia has over 16 years of community development experience. Katie is passionate about helping neighborhood leaders be active participants in decision-making, specializing in organic engagement processes that focus on collaboration, shared ownership, and social equity. Katie has held positions at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, Public ... Read More

Greg Mcpherson

Invited Speaker


Allen Green

Invited Speaker

Allen Green’s commitment to sustainable community planning, urban greening, and the power of people to make change has driven his career path from Park Planner, to Design Professor, to Non-Profit Director and creative consultant. Allen’s work in public, private and non-profit projects has had one theme with many ... Read More

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