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Posted on: October 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Call for Applicants: Sustainability Advisory Committee


We are seeking applications from qualified residents of the City of Albany for the following position:

Title of Position

Member, Sustainability Advisory Committee

Term of Appointment

Appointments are for a three-year term with eligibility for reappointment to an additional term of three years. 

Qualifications of Members

Members of the Sustainability Advisory Committee shall reside in the City of Albany and possess a reputation for fairness, integrity and responsibility and have demonstrated an active interest in public affairs and service. The Common Council and the Mayor shall endeavor to reflect community diversity in their appointments, including income level, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation and experience and shall, in their appointments, solicit recommendations from the community. Current employees of the City of Albany shall not be eligible for appointment.

Position Responsibilities/Duties

The Sustainability Advisory Committee consists of fifteen members, five of whom are appointed by the Mayor and five of whom are appointed by the Common Council. The remaining members of the Committee are: the Commissioner of the Department of General Services, the Commissioner of Planning and Development, the Commissioner of the Water Department, the City Engineer and the head of the Police Traffic Safety Unit, or their designees. The Committee meets once a month. 

The Sustainability Advisory Committee, established by the Common Council, was formed to help the City adopt and promote sustainable practices and to foster unified action on climate change. The Committee is expected to study and recommend methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency and renewable energy production, conserve resources, reduce waste and employ environmentally responsible products.   

Statutory Authority

The Sustainability Advisory Committee is established in accordance with Part 8 of Chapter 32 of the Code of the City of Albany (Article XVIII Sections 42-132 to 42-138).

Application Requirements

Applicants are requested to submit a letter of interest describing qualifications and a current resume to: 

City of Albany Office of the Mayor
Attn: Sarah Kampf, Special Projects Coordinator
24 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207

Deadline for applications: Close of business Monday, November 22, 2021

Policy Statement

The Office of the Mayor is committed to assuring that its appointments to City boards, authorities or commissions is representative of the diversity of Albany’s population. Consistent with the City of Albany Human Rights Law, it is the policy of the Office of the Mayor to prohibit discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, marital or domestic partner status in all aspects of its personnel policies, programs, practices and operations.