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The City Council is the legislative branch of our local government.

The City Council is composed of a mayor and six councilors with two councilors elected from each ward. The councilors serve for a term of four years, and the mayor serves for a term of two years. The Council adopts laws called ordinances, passes resolutions, sets policies, adopts the budget, levies taxes, and conducts public meetings.

The current Albany City Charter became effective on January 1, 1957. By Charter, the City of Albany adopted a council-manager form of government. The Charter provides that the City Manager is the administrative head of the City, and the manager serves at the pleasure of the Council.

Contact your City Council

Mayor

Sharon Konopa

Mayor Sharon Konopa632 35th Avenue SE
541-791-0300
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Term: 1/1/17-12/31/18
Full consecutive term: 5th

Ward I

Dick Olsen

Councilor Dick Olsen732 Broadalbin Street SW
541-926-7348
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Office: Ward I-A
Term: 1/1/15–12/31/18
Full consecutive term: 5th

Mike Sykes

Councilor Mike Sykes1125 Lakewood Drive SW
541-936-0654
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Office: Ward I-B
Term:1/1/17–12/31/20
Full consecutive term: 1st

Northwest of Pacific Boulevard and all of North Albany in Benton County.

Ward II

Ray Kopczynski

Councilor Ray Kopczynski1303 Tamarack Court SW
541-917-0490
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Office: Ward II-A
Term: 1/1/15–12/31/2018
Full consecutive term: 2nd
(appointed 8/10/11 to first term)

Bill Coburn

Councilor Bill Coburn6317 Chapman Court SW
541-928-0649
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Office: Ward II-B
Term:1/1/17–12/31/20
Full consecutive term: 3rd

Southeast of Pacific Boulevard and West of Geary Avenue.

Ward III

Bessie Johnson

Councilor Bessie Johnson2911 Geary Street SE
541-791-2494
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Office: Ward III-A
Term: 1/1/15–12/31/18
Full consecutive term: 4th

Rich Kellum

COuncilor Rich Kellum4085 E. Commercial Way SE
541-791-0158
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Office: Ward III-B
Term:1/1/17–12/31/20
Full consecutive term: 2nd

East of Geary Avenue and South of Pacific Boulevard.

City of Albany City Councilor Manual

The following protocols were developed at an Albany City Council training session held on January 16, 2018. They are intended to set expectations for members of the Albany Council and provide a model to guide the conduct and working relationships of Council Members.

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