City of Albany Redistricting (Reapportionment) Commission
Section 406 of the Charter of the City of Albany gives the Common Council the authority to appoint a reapportionment commission within six-months after the publication of the federal decennial census data. The commission convenes to evaluate the existing ward boundaries for equity and representation in relation to the total population. To read the section of the charter that establishes the commission please click here.
On March 21, 2022 the Albany Common Council approved Resolution 32.32.22R which appointed the following members to the commission and changed the commission composition to 10 members.
To register for the Commission's final hearing scheduled for September 7th at 6:30 p.m. please email firstname.lastname@example.org or at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElde-rrDgtGdaZ3M8G6gUHJI8XEI9ccCWQ. This is a hybrid meeting and you can either join the commission at 24 Eagle Street, Common Council Chambers. Your comments are important and welcomed!
Interested in creating your own maps to share with the commission. Try this free tool: DRA 2020 (davesredistricting.org) For a tutorial on using the tool please visit: 11. Local Redistricting - YouTube . Anyone who completes and wishes to submit a map, a written statement, or a comment should email: email@example.com.
|August 16, 2022 Meeting Documents||Submitted Testimonies and Maps|
Testimony from the League if Women Voters
Map submission from Albany Resident Lars Dahl
|Complete our survey and let us know what your concerns are.|
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|August 24, 2022 Hearing Documents||Submitted Testimonies and Maps (August 24, 2022 hearing|
Richard Conti, 6th Ward Written Comment
Upper Washington Neighborhood Association (UWANA)
September 20, 2022
|September 7, 2022 Hearing Documents (Map)|
|Submitted Testimonies and Maps (September 7, 2022)|
Additional Testimonies from the September 7, 2022 Meeting.
|September 15, 2022 Meeting Documents|
|September 20, 2022 Meeting Document(s)|
Metes and Bounds Report
|Public Comment/ Testimonials Received|
Members of the City of Albany Redistricting Commission
The commission will make recommendations if necessary to change the ward boundary maps for the City based on Census data. The commission remains committed to making sure that all residents receive the equal protection afforded under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States and there is equality and equity in the wards of the city guaranteeing the one person one vote concept in Article 1, Sections I and II of the New York State Constitution.
Meeting the Commissioners
Scott Allardice is a lifelong City of Albany resident who is committed to advocacy and loves this city. He is currently the Deputy Commissioner of Albany County Department of General Services. He is also an active member of the Albany County Equity Agenda. He is currently the Albany County Democratic Committee 8th Ward Leader, a member of the Executive Board, and serves on the Candidate Review Team.
Dylan Carey is a resident of Albany for more than 10 years, Dylan is a graduate of SUNY Albany with a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, Dylan now works as Project Director for Parks & Trails New York, a statewide environmental non-profit. Dylan previously worked for New York City’s Office of Management and Budget, the Pratt Center for Community Development, and the Office of Congressman Paul Tonko. Dylan lives in the Pine Hills neighborhood with his cat, Freya, and his dog, Marty.
Emily Loughlin works as a Data Analyst with Capital District Transportation Authority and is pursuing a Masters in Urban & Reginal Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY. Prior to joining CDTA, she worked as a Business Analyst at the Small Business Development Center's Albany Office advising small business in the City of Albany and neighboring communities. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Siena College. Emily is excited to bring her data analysis skills to the reapportion process and looks forward to connecting with the Community to discuss the Census data. She resides in the Normanskill neighborhood.
Dale Getto has had a 30+ year career in service to the City School District of Albany, beginning as a Special Education Teacher at Giffen Elementary School and concluding her tenure in 2018 as the Principal of Albany High School. Her motto has always been “think global, act local” and over time has volunteered her time on causes as diverse as managing a Little League Softball team at Krank Park for many years, organizing for local ordinances and candidates in addition to more traditional structures such as membership on the Police Chief Search Committee, Charter Commission(s) and currently the Public Education Government TV Oversight Board. Dale can be seen regularly walking around Buckingham Pond with her wife Barbara and two dogs, Royce and Woody.
Carol June-Washington- has been an Albany resident for over 40 years. During her professional career she worked with a number of community-based non-profit organizations, as well as the NYS Department of Labor and the NYS MLK, Jr. Institute and Commission. Carol has been involved in electoral politics for over sixty years and is an avid social justice advocate. She currently serves on the Albany NAACP Executive Board, ACPAC, and is member of the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association. She is also an active WFP member and an Albany County Democratic Committeeperson representing the 13th Ward 6th ED. Carol participated in the 2020 Albany Census Complete Count Committee and looks forward to the challenge of the redistricting process.
Judith Mazza- Has been a resident of the 1st Ward since 1985 actively participating in Ward and City-wide organizations since moving to the Ward. Early on she worked with neighbors and others in the Ward to form the 1st Ward Improvement Committee which evolved to the 1st Ward Committee for Responsible Government. Mazza was chosen to be one of the inaugural members of the Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB) and remained on it for 2 terms. She’s been on the Democratic Committee and a Ward Leader for a number of years. In 2010 she became Vice-President of the Second Avenue Neighborhood Association. She’s been a staunch advocate both professionally and personally. She worked with the NYS Dept. of Health/AIDS Institute for almost 30 years and being active in various HIV-related organizations. She lives on Sand Street with my spouse, Maureen O’Brien, two cats, Phoenix and Dorian Grey and our handsome Grand Champion dog, Fionn.
Shawn M. Morris is a long-time advocate for Albany's neighborhoods. She served as the 7th Ward Councilmember for 12 years and Common Council President for four years. As an elected official, she worked to establish and promote neighborhood associations and other community groups working to improve the quality of life in city neighborhoods. Shawn currently serves on the boards of the Delaware Area Neighborhood Association and Historic Albany Foundation. She is retired from a career in government communications, most recently as the Director of Public Information for the Office of the New York State Attorney General.
Shawn and her husband, John Wellspeak, have lived on Marinello Terrace for 33 years, where they raised and launched two children, Alanna and Devin.
Brenda Robinson is a lifelong resident of Albany, NY. She is married and the mother of 4 beautiful daughters and 5 wonderful grandchildren, whom she loves dearly. Helping others has been her calling as she advocates in the health care industry and her community at large. Dr. Robsinson is a registered nurse who has been a staunch advocate promoting health education throughout the City of Albany. She organizers cultural events and programs focusing on mitigation health disparities in the African American community. Currently she serves as the Nurse Consultant for the Chief Business Office for the Department of Veteran Affairs. She has a collateral duty as the African American Program Manager at the Albany VA Medical Center. She is the co-founder and CEO of the Black Nurse Coalition, Inc., a mentor, educator, advocator, and will share her wealth of skills and education to the commission to ensure that every voice is heard in the redrawing of ward lines.