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The Budget Committee is a fourteen-member advisory group created by Oregon law to take public comment and testimony on the proposed budget and to recommend approval with any changes of the proposed budget to the City Council. The city uses a biennial budget, and the budget committee’s level of activity and discussion of topics depend on the budget cycle and Oregon budget law. The Committee reviews each department's proposed budget and citywide budget policies. The Budget Committee is comprised of the seven City Council members and seven citizen members. All citizen nominees must be formally appointed by the full City Council, and Budget Committee members must be electors of the city of Albany. One person is nominated by each Councilor; and one representative at-large is appointed by the Mayor.


Term of office: 4 years*

Colleen Keller VC1/10/2007Ward 3-a12/31/2022 4th
Jessi Brenneman1/23/2019Ward 2-b12/31/2023 1st
Terry Virnig1/11/2017Ward 1-a12/31/2023 1st
Chris Hanson1/13/2021Ward 1-b12/31/2024 1st
Jerred Taylor2/22/2021Ward 2-a12/31/2024 1st
Will Summers C1/12/2011Mayor12/31/2025 3rd
Keith Lohse1/13/2021Ward 3-b12/31/2026 1st

*Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.
C = Chair, VC = Vice Chair

*Prior to 1/1/2019, Budget Committee terms were 3 years. For biennial budgets, ORS 294.414(6) requires all new terms to be 4 years.

The Budget Committee includes lay members (above) and the full City Council.

Staff Liaisons

Peter Troedsson
City Manager

Jeanna Yeager
Finance Director

Upcoming Meetings

There are no upcoming meetings scheduled for this group.

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Meeting Materials


There are no documents available for this group in 2023.

Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

Vacancies are filled year-round with recruitment for most groups in November.


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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