The Common Council, the elected legislative body of the City, consists of 15 Council Members and a President. Established by the Dongan Charter on July 22, 1686, Albany’s Common Council convenes on the first and third Monday of every month to review and act on legislation and resolutions for the government of the City and the management of its business. The Council also holds public hearings to obtain citizens’ views and opinions on certain pieces of legislation.$20,314 2017 salary
I am part of many community groups, church, United way, Frank Chapman Memorial Institute, catalyst Association ,the west hill civic association
Experience and Qualifications
.I have served two terms in this position as 3rd Ward council member I am Albany county Dem committee members ,was the 3rd Ward wardleader for eleven years, delegate for President Obama 2013 Charlotte North Carolina
I have sponsor the local law F hiring resident first for city jobs, rebuilding neighborhoods Sheridan hollow, help the Frank Chapman Memorial Institute to take over 340 first St so the community can have programs in west hill, fought for the st. Casimir School on Sheridan Avenue for human resources programs and a soup kitchen at the end of the day and a drop in center run by interfaith partnership for the homeless we also put a nurse in the community five days a week to see people work hard on public safety and I have over three hundred pieces of legislation that I have done
To finish the job of rebuilding the neighborhood block at a time so people will take pride in were they live
New York State Democratic Committee Member
Albany County Democratic Committee Member for the 3rd Ward
Life long member of Metropolitan Baptist Church
Serve on the board of Albany Community Land Trust
Well known community activist for over 40 years
Experience and Qualifications
Life long resident of Albany and homeowner for 23 years in Arbor Hill
Retired from New York State Department of Tax and Finance Worked for Albany County Department of Social Services
I have been a community activist for over 40 years, working closely with the late Hon. Nebraska Brace, the late Sarah Curry-Hobbs, the late Sarah Logan, William Clay, Ward Leader, James Bouldin, and County Legislator Merton Simpson. I know my community and the needs of my constituents.
I retired from New York State Department of Tax and Finance after 38 years of service. I have a strong understanding public finance. After retiring from NYS, I worked as a School Bus Driver for Durham School Services and Albany County Department of Social Services.
Improved collaboration with the school board to increase educational outcomes for our children. Everyone should have equal access to education.
Provide our young men and women with real opportunities for meaningful employment.
Increase affordable housing and home ownership in our community.
Build a better relationship with our constituents and the Albany Police Department, through community policing and neighborhood meetings.
Create more programs and recreational opportunities (with transportation) for our seniors.