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Vacancies are filled year-round.

Applicants must live within the Albany city limits. By policy, councilors shall make appointment from their respective wards whenever possible. The mayor’s appointments are at-large.

Find your council ward

Residents may not serve simultaneously on the Budget Committee, Library Board, Parks & Recreation Commission, or Planning Commission as these groups have the greatest influence on city council decisions.

Budget Committee
Term: 4 years

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Councilor Rich Kellum, Ward 3b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2022)

Applicants must be registered voters.

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City Tree Commission
Term: 3 years

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Councilor Bessie Johnson, Ward 3a (awaiting appointment/ratification)
  2. Councilor Rich Kellum, Ward 3b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2021)

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Parks & Recreation Commission
Term: 3 years

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Councilor Rich Kellum, Ward 3b (awaiting appointment/ratification)

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Traffic Safety Commission
Term: 3 years

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Councilor Dick Olsen, Ward 1a (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)

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Transient Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
Term: 3 years

Positions available / appointed by:

  1. Councilor Rich Kellum, Ward 3b (currently vacant, term expires: 12/31/2020)

Applicants may not be a TLT recipient or a board member of a TLT recipient or TLT collector organization.

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Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

These groups recommend action on topics including art, bicycle access, historic preservation, land use policy, parks, public safety, and much more.

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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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