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Vacancies are filled year-round. Recruitment for positions that expire December 31, 2021, will be made beginning in November 2021.

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.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
Term: 3 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2023
    (appointed by Mayor Alex Johnson II)

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City Tree Commission
Term: 3 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2022
    (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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Library Board
Term: 4 years

Available position:

  1. Vacant, term expires: 6/30/2022
    (appointed by Councilor Smith, Ward 3b)

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Planning Commission
Term: 4 years

Available position:

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

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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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