The Georgia Tree Council has recognized our Parks & Beautification Director Michael Glisson as a STAR! He’s in the inaugural class of the Georgia Tree Council STARs. The list recognizes up-and-coming leadership in our state, those under age 40, who’ve demonstrated “Service, Teamwork, Attitude, and Results” in their work for trees and the urban forest. The Georgia Tree Council is an organization dedicated to urban forestry through education, classes, workshops, conferences, and networking opportunities for people and municipalities across the state.
“Macon is a beautiful city full of parks and lush green spaces.” says Glisson. “It’s important to me that we continue to take care of the trees we have here, and to plant more that will grow as the city does. I’m proud of the way those before me invested in our local environment, and I am to continue that legacy.“
Glisson joined the department in September 2019, and quickly dug in. In 2019, Macon-Bibb was recognized as one of the first ever “Tree Cities of the World” through the Arbor Day Foundation. You can watch a video about it here. Read more about Glisson’s Tree STAR recognition and others who were recognized on the GA Tree Council website here.