Thursday, January 14, 2010

City Employee Spotlight: Ron Lorenzen

As the City of Los Angeles's Assistant Chief Forester, Ron Lorenzen helps keep our neighborhoods looking beautiful by working with the City Council, Department of Public Works, and neighborhood organizations to develop and oversee implementation of strategic plans to expand, maintain and protect the forest of trees throughout our city's communities. He is always quick to respond to the needs of CD13 constituents when it comes to tree trimming or other tree-related issues.

Ron has been working in the tree care profession for nearly 40 years. He owned a tree care company until he joined the City of Los Angeles as a Tree Surgeon in 1992. He has worked his way through the Urban Forestry Division ranks and became the Assistant Chief Forester in 2006.

Ron earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Environmental Studies from California State University Dominguez Hills, and is a Certified Arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture and a Certified Urban Forester by the California Urban Forest Council.

Ron lives in the Antelope Valley with his wife. He is the proud father of three girls and grandfather of five. He enjoys surfing, skiing, snowboarding, reading, and is an active member of the First Baptist Church Woodland Hills.