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City Advisory Bodies



With the end of the election season, it is time to think about YOUR role in City of Albany government.  All seats on each Advisory Body are open for appointments by City Council members.  This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard and shape policies in our City.  Albany youth are encouraged to apply.   For more specific information on the Advisory Bodies please see, https://www.albanyca.org/government/boards-commissions-committees

Advisory Bodies positions are NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!  

In accordance with the Maddy Act, City of Albany encourages residents of Albany to apply for positions on the City of Albany Boards, Commissions and Committees listed below.  The City of Albany values community participation in City government and welcomes the opportunity for residents to serve on the City's Advisory Bodies to the City Council.

Pursuant to the City of Albany Charter, Board, Commission and Committee members are to serve a two-year term with the term ending in December of even-number years, which coincides with the certification of the results of the General Municipal Election. Current appointees shall serve for a period of up to 45 days after the certification of the municipal election until the appointee is reappointed or replaced, whichever is sooner. Additionally, per City of Albany Resolution No. 08-59, the reappointments or new appointments are to commence their terms no sooner than January 1 after the certification of the election held for the election of Council Members in November. 

In most cases, each City Council Member appoints one member to each of the Boards, Commissions and Committees. There are a few Commissions and Committees that additionally consist of members appointed at-large by the City Council and/or the Albany Unified School District Board of Education.  Council Member appointments to the Planning & Zoning Commission must be ratified by the City Council.

Advisory Body        


Arts Committee

5 vacancies, plus 1 Council at-large and 1 appointed by the Board of Education

Charter Review Committee

5 vacancies

Community Media Access Committee

5 vacancies, plus 2 appointed by the Board of Education

Economic Development Committee

5 vacancies, plus 1 Solano Ave Association and 1 Chamber of Commerce

Library Board

5 vacancies

Park & Recreation Commission

5 vacancies, plus 2 appointed by the Board of Education

Planning & Zoning Commission

5 vacancies 

Social & Economic Justice Commission

5 vacancies plus 2 Council at-large

Climate Action Plan Technical Advisory Committee (CAPTAC)
(a.k.a. Sustainability Committee)

5 vacancies, plus 1 Council at-large and 1 appointed by the Board of Education

Transportation Commission

5 vacancies 

If interested, please apply on line, https://www.albanyca.org/i-want-to/boards-commissions-committee-application or contact the City Clerk Office at 510-528-5710 for an application form.


Here is a link to all advisory bodies, https://www.albanyca.org/government/boards-commissions-committees