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This Commission implements the City Hall Arts Master Plan and advises the City Council on issues related to public art. Their projects include raising funds for the purchase of City Hall art, overseeing rotating and temporary exhibits of art, developing a community strategy for public art, and selecting or rejecting art offered for donation. Established by City Council policy.

City Hall Gallery Call to Artists


Term of office: 3 years

Melissa Babcock Saylor
1/12/2011Ward 1-a12/31/2022 4th
Julie Jackson1/27/2016Ward 2-a12/31/2022 2nd
Keith Lohse C
museum director, art history major
1/13/2021Ward 3-a12/31/2023 1st
Joann Zimmer VC
1/13/2021Mayor12/31/2023 1st
Adam Burt
1/13/2021Ward 2-b12/31/2023 1st
Nolan Streitberger
representative of local arts community
1/12/2022Ward 1-b12/31/2024 1st
Leesa Bright
representative of local arts community
1/12/2022Ward 3-b12/31/2024 1st

*Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.
C = Chair, VC = Vice Chair

All appointees shall be residents of the city of Albany, defined as maintaining their principal place of residence within the corporate boundaries of the city of Albany as they exist at the time of appointment. Should an appointee no longer meet the residency requirement, the appointee will vacate the seat immediately and the appointing Council member shall seek a replacement as soon as possible. (RES 6797, 2019)

Staff Liaison

Kim Lyddane
Parks & Recreation Director

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Materials

November 8, 2022  Available after meeting 
October 11, 2022   
September 13, 2022  
May 10, 2022  
April 12, 2022 unavailable;
February 8, 2022 unavailable;
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.

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Member & Staff Manual

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