Sherman Dean - Urban Forestry Coordinator/GT Leader
Sherman Dean is a Richmond resident of several years.. He has been active in community development and revitalization work since 2010; with multiple years of experience in youth development, community outreach, urban agriculture, and arboriculture through his previous role as the Project Manager for Urban Tilth. Presently he is Groundwork Richmond’s Urban Forestry Coordinator and Green Team Leader. He works with the Program Manager to plan urban reforestation projects in the city’s most underserved neighborhoods, and assists the Education Coordinator in coordinating the youth “Green Team” at tree planting events. With his experience in working with diverse youth from our city and as a Richmond resident himself, he is a great mentor for our Green Team in both the local and national projects that he's a part of. Additionally Sherman Dean serves as an advisor for the Richmond Urban Forestry Advisory Committee (UFAC), an active member of the Friends of the Richmond Greenway (FORG) and a community organizer supporting social, environmental, food, and racial justice in his immediate and larger community.
Sherman can be reached at Sherman@groundworkrichmond.org