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The Albany City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the City’s citizen advisory groups.

Appointments will be made beginning in January 2020.

Applicants must live within the Albany city limits. By policy, councilors shall make appointment from their respective wards whenever possible. The mayor’s appointments are at-large.

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Residents may not serve simultaneously on the Budget Committee, Library Board, Parks & Recreation Commission, or Planning Commission as these groups have the greatest influence on city council decisions.

Current vacancies and positions with terms that expire December 31, 2019:

 GroupPositionsTerm LengthAppointed by
ApplyAirport Advisory Commission
By policy, the city council does not appoint persons who have a significant financial interest in the anticipated considerations of this commission.
42 yearsMayor (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)
City Councilor, Ward 1b (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2021)
City Councilor, Ward 2b (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2021)
City Councilor, Ward 3b (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2021)
ApplyArts Commission23 yearsCity Councilor, Ward 1a (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
City Councilor, Ward 2a (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
ApplyBicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission23 yearsCity Councilor, Ward 1a (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
City Councilor, Ward 2a (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)
ApplyBudget Committee
Applicants must be registered voters.
44 yearsMayor (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)
City Councilor, Ward 1a (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)
City Councilor, Ward 2b (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)
City Councilor, Ward 3b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2022)
ApplyCentral Albany Revitalization Area Advisory Board23 yearsCity Councilor, Ward 1b (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
City Councilor, Ward 3a (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
ApplyCity Tree Commission43 yearsCity Councilor, Ward 1b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)
City Councilor, Ward 2a (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
City Councilor, Ward 3a (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
City Councilor, Ward 3b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021)
ApplyCommunity Development Commission53 yearsMayor (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
Mayor (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
Mayor (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
Mayor (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
Mayor (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)
ApplyHuman Relations Commission23 yearsMayor (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
City Councilor, Ward 1b (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
ApplyLandmarks Commission
Applicants must have demonstrable knowledge, interest, or competence in historic preservation and in one of the following fields: architecture, landscape architecture, history, art history, education, construction, real estate, development, urban planning, archaeology, law, finance, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, local history, or related disciplines.
33 yearsCity Councilor, Ward 1b (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
City Councilor, Ward 2b (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
City Councilor, Ward 3b (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
ApplyParks & Recreation Commission43 yearsCity Councilor, Ward 1b (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
City Councilor, Ward 2b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021)
City Councilor, Ward 3a (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021)
City Councilor, Ward 3b (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
ApplyPlanning Commission24 yearsMayor (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)
City Councilor, Ward 2a (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)
ApplyPublic Safety Commission24 yearsCity Council (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)
Mayor (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)
ApplyTraffic Safety Commission43 yearsCity Councilor, Ward 1a (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)
City Councilor, Ward 2a (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)
City Councilor, Ward 2b (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
City Councilor, Ward 3a (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
ApplyTransient Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
Applicants may not be a TLT recipient or a board member of a TLT recipient or TLT collector organization.
23 yearsMayor (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
City Councilor, Ward 2a (position term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)