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

Airport Advisory Commission
Term: 2 years

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2022
    (Mayor)
  2. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2022
    (Councilor, Ward 1a)
  3. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2022
    (Councilor, Ward 2a)
  4. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2022
    (Councilor, Ward 3a)

By policy, the city council does not appoint persons who have a significant financial interest in the anticipated considerations of this commission.

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Arts Commission
Term: 3 years

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Mayor)
  2. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 2b)
  3. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 3a)

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
Term: 3 years

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Mayor)
  2. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 2a)
  3. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 3a)

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Budget Committee
Term: 4 years

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2024
    (Councilor, Ward 1b)
  2. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2024
    (Councilor, Ward 2a)
  3. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2022
    (Councilor, Ward 3b)

Applicants must be registered voters.

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Central Albany Revitalization Area Advisory Board
Term: 3 years

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Mayor)
  2. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 2a)
  3. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 3b)

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City Tree Commission
Term: 3 years

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Mayor)
  2. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 1b)
  3. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 2b)
  4. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021
    (Councilor, Ward 3b)

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Community Development Commission
Term: 3 years

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Mayor)
  2. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Mayor)
  3. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Mayor)

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Human Relations Commission
Term: 3 years

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 1a)
  2. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2022
    (Councilor, Ward 1b)
  3. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 2a)
  4. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021
    (Councilor, Ward 3a)
  5. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021
    (Councilor, Ward 3b)

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Landmarks Commission
Term: 3 years

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Mayor)
  2. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 1a)

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

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Mayor)
  2. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 2a)
  3. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2022
    (Councilor, Ward 3b)

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Planning Commission
Term: 4 years

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2024
    (Councilor, Ward 1b)
  2. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2024
    (Councilor, Ward 2b)

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Public Safety Commission
Term: 4 years

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2024
    (Councilor, Ward 1a)
  2. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2024
    (Councilor, Ward 1b)

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Traffic Safety Commission
Term: 3 years

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 1a)
  2. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 2a)

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Transient Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
Term: 3 years

Positions available (appointed by):

  1. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 2b)
  2. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 3a)
  3. New term: 1/1/2021–12/31/2023
    (Councilor, Ward 3b)

Applicants may not be a TLT recipient or a board member of a TLT recipient or TLT collector organization.

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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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