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The Albany City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the City’s citizen advisory groups.

Appointments will be made beginning in January 2020.

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.

Current vacancies and positions with terms that expire December 31, 2019:

Airport Advisory Commission
(4 positions available, term length: 2 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Mayor (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)
  2. City Councilor, Ward 1b (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2021)
  3. City Councilor, Ward 2b (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2021)
  4. City Councilor, Ward 3b (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2021)

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
(2 positions available, term length: 3 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. City Councilor, Ward 1a (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  2. City Councilor, Ward 2a (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
(2 positions available, term length: 3 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. City Councilor, Ward 1a (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  2. City Councilor, Ward 2a (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)

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Budget Committee
(4 positions available, term length: 4 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Mayor (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)
  2. City Councilor, Ward 1a (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)
  3. City Councilor, Ward 2b (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)
  4. City Councilor, Ward 3b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2022)

Applicants must be registered voters.

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Central Albany Revitalization Area Advisory Board
(2 positions available, term length: 3 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. City Councilor, Ward 1b (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  2. City Councilor, Ward 3a (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)

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City Tree Commission
(4 positions available, term length: 3 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. City Councilor, Ward 1b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)
  2. City Councilor, Ward 2a (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  3. City Councilor, Ward 3a (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  4. City Councilor, Ward 3b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021)

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Community Development Commission
(5 positions available, term length: 3 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Mayor (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  2. Mayor (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  3. Mayor (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  4. Mayor (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  5. Mayor (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)

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Human Relations Commission
(2 positions available, term length: 3 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Mayor (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  2. City Councilor, Ward 1b (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)

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Landmarks Commission
(3 positions available, term length: 3 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. City Councilor, Ward 1b (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  2. City Councilor, Ward 2b (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  3. City Councilor, Ward 3b (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)

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
(4 positions available, term length: 3 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. City Councilor, Ward 1b (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  2. City Councilor, Ward 2b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021)
  3. City Councilor, Ward 3a (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021)
  4. City Councilor, Ward 3b (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)

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Planning Commission
(2 positions available, term length: 4 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Mayor (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)
  2. City Councilor, Ward 2a (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)

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Public Safety Commission
(2 positions available, term length: 4 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. City Council (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)
  2. Mayor (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2023)

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Traffic Safety Commission
(4 positions available, term length: 3 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. City Councilor, Ward 1a (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)
  2. City Councilor, Ward 2a (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)
  3. City Councilor, Ward 2b (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  4. City Councilor, Ward 3a (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)

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Transient Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
(2 positions available, term length: 3 years)

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Mayor (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)
  2. City Councilor, Ward 2a (term: 1/1/2020–12/31/2022)

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

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