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Vacancies are filled year-round. Appointments for positions with terms that expired December 31, 2019, 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.

Budget Committee
Term: 4 years

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Councilor Rich Kellum, Ward 3b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2022)

Applicants must be registered voters.

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City Tree Commission
Term: 3 years

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Councilor Bessie Johnson, Ward 3a (awaiting appointment/ratification)
  2. Councilor Rich Kellum, Ward 3b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021)

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Parks & Recreation Commission
Term: 3 years

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Councilor Bill Coburn, Ward 2b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021)
  2. Councilor Rich Kellum, Ward 3b (awaiting appointment/ratification)

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Traffic Safety Commission
Term: 3 years

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Councilor Dick Olsen, Ward 1a (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)
  2. Councilor Alex Johnson II, Ward 2a (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)
  3. Councilor Bill Coburn, Ward 2b (awaiting appointment/ratification)

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Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

These groups recommend action on topics including art, bicycle access, historic preservation, land use policy, parks, public safety, and much more.

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Member & Staff Manual

This manual is intended to function as both a guideline and a governing framework for the City’s standing and ad hoc advisory groups.

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