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Albany Common Council President

Albany Common Council President presides over the 15 member council which meets on the first and third Monday of every month. The president is elected city wide. 4 years term salary $30,938
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    Corey Ellis (Dem, WF) Consultant/Political Coordinator

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Campaign Phone (518) 429-9457
Community Involvement Albany County Land Bank Board of Directors, Mentor at Albany Schools, President of Capital District Black Chamber of Commerce. Former Board member of Albany Community Partnership
Experience and Qualifications Former City Council member, Former Ward Leader 11th Ward, Albany County Democratic Committee member, 108th State Democratic Committee Member
I served on the Common Council for 4 years. In my time on the council, I passed a local law to have our commissioners live in the city of Albany. I passed a resolution to have Public access Television. I made the common council investigate the ghost ticket scandal which ended the 30 year system of certain individuals not getting parking tickets. I passed local ordinances that changed how we deal with vacant and abandon buildings in the city. I have been a voice for the citizens of Albany and I passed meaningful legislation that changed city government. I served on the inaugural board of directors for the Albany County Land Bank. I have been a continued advocate for our city and have served on many community board of directors.
I would like to continue to build relationships on the common council, and to have a working relationship with the mayor to make sure we have all hands on deck when it comes to receiving our fair share of state aide, and being a partner in putting a plan together to make sure our large non for profits have a commitment of meaningful funding for our city. I will make sure I attend city wide neighborhood associations so I can also know what citizens throughout the city issues maybe for those who can not attend a council meeting. I will be an advocate mentor and a constant champion of making sure our city youth know the many resources our city has for them. I will be a constant voice on making sure education is the top priority for our young people in the city, and working with the school district to make sure we are serving the whole child and the family.
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