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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

Russ Allen6/27/2012Ward 2-b12/31/2021 3rd
Maura Wilson1/9/2013Ward 1-a12/31/2021 3rd
Bill Ryals1/13/2021Ward 1-b12/31/2022 1st
Lelonni Leeper1/8/2020Ward 3-a12/31/2022 1st
Cye Larson1/13/2021Ward 3-b12/31/2023 1st
Mark Spence VC3/17/2010Mayor12/31/2023 5th
Roosevelt Gray3/17/2021Ward 2-a12/31/2023 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

October 20, 2021, 5:15pm
Council Chambers, City Hall

November 17, 2021, 5:15pm
Council Chambers, City Hall

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Meeting Materials

DateAgendaApproved MinutesAudio
September 15, 2021
Regular Meeting
August 18, 2021
Regular Meeting
Meeting Cancelled
July 21, 2021
Regular Meeting
Meeting Cancelled
June 16, 2021
Regular Meeting
Meeting Cancelled
May 19, 2021
Regular Meeting
March 17, 2021
Regular Meeting
February 17, 2021
Regular Meeting
A/V unavailable due to equipment malfunction
January 20, 2021
Regular Meeting

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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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