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Vacancies are filled year-round. Recruitment for positions that expire December 31, 2022, 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

Available positions:

  1. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2023
    (appointed by Councilor Novak, Ward 1b)
  2. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2023
    (appointed by Councilor Kopczynski, Ward 2b)
  3. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2023
    (appointed by Councilor Smith, Ward 3b)

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

Available positions:

  1. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Novak, Ward 1b)
  2. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Smith, Ward 3b)

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
Term: 3 years

Available positions:

  1. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Novak, Ward 1b)
  2. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2023
    (appointed by Councilor Bartholomew, Ward 2a)
  3. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Kopczynski, Ward 2b)
  4. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Smith, Ward 3b)

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Budget Committee
Term: 4 years

Available position:

  1. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2025
    (appointed by Mayor Alex Johnson II)

Applicants must be registered voters.

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Central Albany Revitalization Area Advisory Board
Term: 3 years

Available positions:

  1. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Olsen, Ward 1a)
  2. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Kopczynski, Ward 2b)

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City Tree Commission
Term: 3 years

Available positions:

  1. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Olsen, Ward 1a)
  2. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2022
    (appointed by Councilor Novak, Ward 1b)
  3. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Smith, Ward 3b)

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Community Development Commission
Term: 3 years

Available positions:

  1. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Mayor Alex Johnson II)
  2. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Mayor Alex Johnson II)
  3. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Mayor Alex Johnson II)

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Human Relations Commission
Term: 3 years

Available positions:

  1. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Kopczynski, Ward 2b)
  2. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Johnson, Ward 3a)
  3. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Smith, Ward 3b)

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Landmarks Commission
Term: 3 years

Available positions:

  1. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Bartholomew, Ward 2a)
  2. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (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. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Olsen, Ward 1a)

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Planning Commission
Term: 4 years

Available positions:

  1. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2025
    (appointed by Mayor Alex Johnson II)
  2. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Kopczynski, Ward 2b)
  3. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2025
    (appointed by Councilor Smith, Ward 3b)

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Public Safety Commission
Term: 4 years

Available positions:

  1. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2025
    (appointed by Councilor Bartholomew, Ward 2a)
  2. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2025
    (appointed by Councilor Smith, Ward 3b)

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Traffic Safety Commission
Term: 3 years

Available positions:

  1. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Mayor Alex Johnson II)
  2. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Novak, Ward 1b)
  3. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2023
    (appointed by Councilor Bartholomew, Ward 2a)
  4. Vacant, term expires: 12/31/2022
    (appointed by Councilor Johnson, Ward 3a)
  5. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Smith, Ward 3b)

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Transient Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
Term: 3 years

Available positions:

  1. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Olsen, Ward 1a)
  2. New term: 1/1/2022–12/31/2024
    (appointed by Councilor Novak, Ward 1b)

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

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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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