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The City Council serves on the CARA Advisory Board, and each member appoints a counterpart member on the CARA Advisory Board. Advisory Board members generally live or own property or businesses in the Central Albany area.


Term of office: 3 years

Sam Flande1/10/2018Ward 3-b12/31/2020 1st
Mark Spence VC3/17/2010Mayor12/31/2020 4th
Ray Kopczynski12/4/2019Ward 2-a12/31/2020 1st
Russ Allen6/27/2012Ward 2-b12/31/2021 3rd
Maura Wilson1/9/2013Ward 1-a12/31/2021 3rd
Rich Catlin C4/15/2009Ward 1-b12/31/2022 5th
Lelonni Leeper1/8/2020Ward 3-a12/31/2022 1st

C = Chair, VC = Vice Chair   Find your council ward

Central Albany Revitalization Area (CARA) Advisory Board includes lay members (above) and the full Albany Revitalization Agency.

Staff Liaison

Seth Sherry
Economic Development Manager

Upcoming Meetings

November 18, 2020, 5:15pm
Remote Meeting (see agenda for details)

December 9, 2020, 5:15pm
Remote Meeting (see agenda for details)

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Meeting Materials

DateAgendaHandoutsApproved MinutesAudio
September 16, 2020
Regular Meeting
August 19, 2020
Regular Meeting
July 15, 2020
Regular Meeting
May 20, 2020
Regular Meeting
January 15, 2020
Regular Meeting
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