Ward 12 - Hon. Michael O’Brien

Ward 12 Map

33 Danker Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 482-1160
Cell: (518) 221-1160
Email: twelfward@aol.com


Committees:

General Services, Health & Environment, Chair
Law, Buildings & Code Enforcement
Public Safety

Background
Michael O’Brien serves as the 12th Ward Common Council representative. The 12th Ward is located in the western portion of Albany, and extends from Allen Street and Central Ave to the Point of Woods homes at the intersection of Washington Ave Extension and Route 155. The Ward includes residential homes, apartments, senior living facilities, nursing homes, retail stores, offices, the Pine Bush Preserve and the SUNY Polytechnical facility.

Mr. O'Brien is a longtime resident of the Capital District and graduate of Albany Law School. He is experienced working and relating to diverse populations, volunteering on various boards and with community organizations, including the Underground Railroad History Project and the Central Ave Business Improvement District. For forty years, Mr. O'Brien has practiced as an attorney, working for Albany County Social Services Department, Mental Hygiene Legal Service, and the NY State Health Department.

Now retired from active employment, Mr. O'Brien currently serves as a volunteer pro-bono attorney with the Legal Aid Society of North Eastern NY at Stratton VA Medical Center and at the Albany Housing Coalition Homeless Veterans Program. He is also a retired JAG attorney with the NY Army National Guard.