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Posted on: August 29, 2023

City of Albany Welcomes Bloomberg Harvard City Hall Fellow Livesey Pack to Administrative Services

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced today the arrival of Livesey Pack, who will join the City of Albany for a two-year term as a Bloomberg Harvard City Hall Fellow. The competitive fellowship matches emerging leaders with cities and is made available at no cost to the city through the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.


Established by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Business School, the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative equips mayors and senior city leaders with the tools and expertise to expand their problem-solving capacity, strengthen their city halls, and improve outcomes for residents.


The fellowship program places Harvard master’s or professional degree graduates into leadership positions in city halls, where they apply their skills to create lasting change by presenting key recommendations and helping build capabilities in city government. The City of Albany’s Bloomberg Harvard City Hall Fellow will assist the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services with various projects including the publication of their annual report, support and enhance the City’s usage of data and analytics to make equitable and impactful policy decisions, and assist City policy makers as they work to address quality of life concerns around mental health and homelessness.


Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said, “We are so pleased to welcome Livesey Pack to the City of Albany and look forward to a partnership over the next two years that can help us make advances in how we focus on neighborhood-centric service delivery.  We are grateful to Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative for enabling this fellowship to take place at no cost to the city.”


Snapper Poche, program director for city support at the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative said, “I am impressed with the depth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm that this group of Fellows will bring to city governments across the United States. The Fellows come with new perspectives, a collaborative mindset, innovation methodologies, and data-driven approaches to help diagnose and address real-life challenges. Their efforts will improve people’s lives, and I am so excited to see what they are able to accomplish.”


Albany, New York joins 15 other US cities in hosting the new Bloomberg Harvard City Hall Fellows, including graduates of Harvard Divinity School, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Kennedy School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health:


• Albuquerque, New Mexico

• Aurora, Illinois

• Birmingham, Alabama

• Buffalo, New York

• Chattanooga, Tennessee

• Jackson, Mississippi

• Lancaster, Pennsylvania

• Newark, New Jersey

• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

• Paterson, New Jersey

• Rochester, Minnesota

• Saint Paul, Minnesota

• Santa Fe, New Mexico



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