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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins Ask for Community Voices to Lead Change

June 04, 2020

Date: June 4, 2020
Contact: David Galin
(518) 801-2857

ALBANY, NY – Protesters in Albany and across the country are making their voices heard. Racism, police brutality, and inequity continue to cause death, harm, pain, and trauma among our Black communities. We hear you. As we reaffirm our commitment to community engagement and change, we recognize that voices of our residents closest to the pain must be heard, valued, and respected.

Mayor Sheehan and Police Chief Hawkins want to listen. Starting on Monday, June 8, we will be hosting weekly conversations to Create Change Together. Albany residents will be able to schedule time with the Mayor and Chief Hawkins either in person or utilizing a ZOOM platform.

The demonstrations we are seeing in Albany and in virtually every city in this country are having an impact, and we believe that beyond protesting, real change is necessary, and the community must have a voice in that change.

To add your voice to the conversation, please send an email with your contact information to We look forward to joining you as we lead authentic and sustainable change in Albany.