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Vacancies are filled year-round. Appointments for positions with terms that expired December 31, 2021, will be made beginning in January 2022.

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.

Central Albany Revitalization Area Advisory Board
Term: 3 years

Available positions:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021
    (appointed by Councilor Olsen, Ward 1a)
  2. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021
    (appointed by Councilor Kopczynski, Ward 2b)

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Community Development Commission
Term: 3 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2024
    (appointed by Mayor Alex Johnson II)

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Human Relations Commission
Term: 3 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Johnson, Ward 3a)

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Landmarks Commission
Term: 3 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Johnson, Ward 3a)

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.

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Parks & Recreation Commission
Term: 3 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021
    (appointed by Councilor Olsen, Ward 1a)

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Traffic Safety Commission
Term: 3 years

Available positions:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2023
    (appointed by Councilor Bartholomew, Ward 2a)
  2. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2022
    (appointed by Councilor Johnson, Ward 3a)

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Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

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

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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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