ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan & Commissioner Ann Marie Salmon released the following statements following the Albany Common Council’s unanimous confirmation of Ann Marie Salmon as Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services:
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said, “I sincerely thank the Albany Common Council for its unanimous confirmation of Ann Marie Salmon as the City of Albany’s Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services. Ann Marie has proven herself as an exemplary member of the City of Albany and it is clear the Albany Common Council agrees. I look forward to working with Commissioner Salmon to continue providing our employees with the tools and resources they need to succeed and thrive while also ensuring our workforce is reflective of the diverse city it serves.”
Commissioner of Administrative Services Ann Marie Salmon said, “I am humbled to be unanimously confirmed by the Albany Common Council as the Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services, and once again thank Mayor Sheehan for selecting me for this important role. Our Department will continue to provide citywide services to employees and residents, with a focus on equity, effectiveness, and sustainability.”
Ann Marie Salmon has served the City of Albany most recently as Executive Deputy Commissioner of Administrative Services. Prior to serving as Executive Deputy Commissioner of Administrative Services, Ann Marie served as Deputy Commissioner of Administrative Services and Director of Innovation.
During her tenure with the City of Albany, Ann Marie has worked closely with the Commissioner to manage critical aspects of the City’s operations including contributing to the development of a $200+ million annual budget, administering the City’s $25 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant funding program, overseeing a citywide compensation study to establish market-rate salaries for Albany’s public servants, and securing millions in grant funding for various infrastructure projects.
Ann Marie has also worked for New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and New York Road Runners. Ann Marie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Notre Dame and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from CUNY Baruch College. Ann Marie, her spouse, and two young children live in Albany’s 9th Ward.