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The Landmarks Commission was established by the City Council in 1979 and is described in Albany Municipal Code, Chapter 2.76.

The commission was established to “safeguard the city’s historic and cultural heritage; foster civic pride in the beauty and noble accomplishments of the past; protect and enhance the city’s attractions; strengthen the economy of the city and property values; and promote the use of historic districts and landmarks for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people of the city.” 

Before beginning any exterior renovation project that would change the appearance, material, or character of a historic structure, please contact Community Development to discuss your project and schedule site visits using the City's historic preservation program page.


Term of office: 3 years

Bill Ryals
9/12/2012Ward 1-b12/31/2022 3rd
Jim Jansen VC1/13/2021Mayor12/31/2023 1st
Jolene Thomson C
1/9/2013Ward 1-a12/31/2023 3rd
Oscar Hult1/26/2022Ward 2-a12/31/2024 1st
Dave Smith8/10/2022Ward 3-a12/31/2024
Chad Robinson2/12/2020Ward 2-b12/31/2025 2nd
Rayne Legras4/14/2021Ward 3-b12/31/2025 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

Alyssa Schrems
Planner II

Upcoming Meetings

February 1, 2023, 6:00pm
Council Chambers, City Hall

March 1, 2023, 6:00pm
Council Chambers, City Hall

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Meeting Materials

February 1, 2023    
January 4, 2023    
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.

Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

Vacancies are filled year-round with recruitment for most groups in November.


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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