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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Overwhelming Passage of the 2023 City Budget

Contact: David Galin

“I want to thank Council Finance Committee Chair Sonia Frederick for her leadership, diligence, and hard work during the budget review process, Council President Pro Tempore Kelly Kimbrough and Council Majority Leader Ginnie ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Mayor Sheehan & Department of Neighborhood & Community Services to Host Open House Job Fair

Albany, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the City of Albany Department of Neighborhood and Community Services will be hosting an open house job fair for 18 open positions available within the Department on Monday, December 5, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

City of Albany to Host Conviction Sealing Clinic & Community Resource Fair

Albany, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced the City of Albany, in partnership with a number of community organizations, is hosting its second Conviction Sealing Clinic & Community Resource Fair on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 1:00...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Mayor Statement: Unanimous Confirmation of Former Judge Stiglmeier as Public Safety Commissioner

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan & Public Safety Commissioner Gary Stiglmeier released the following statements following the Albany Common Council’s unanimous confirmation of Judge Stiglmeier as the City...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Third City of Albany Cannabis Advisory Committee Public Input Meeting to Take Place October 6, 2022

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Contact: Jasmine Higgins         

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ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany Cannabis Advisory Committee is holding the third of four public input meetin...

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Posted on: October 1, 2022

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Regarding Arrest of Suspect in Homicide on Hamilton Street

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has released the following statement regarding the arrest of a suspect in Friday's Homicide on Hamilton Street:

“Chief Hawkins and I have been in close communication s...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Presents 2023 Proposed City Budget

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Contact: David Galin

Mayor Sheehan Proposes Building New Lincoln Park Pool and Replacing City Hall Roof

City of Albany Utilizing $14 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Transformative Investments

Budget Plans Transformative Investments in Every Neigh...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces Final Concept for New Lincoln Park Pool

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City of Albany: David Galin  

Business for Good: Connie Frances Avila 

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined Department of Recreation Commissioner Jonathan Jones, community members, and elected officia...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Appoints Former Judge Gary Stiglmeier as Public Safety Commissioner

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined Police Chief Eric Hawkins, Council President Corey Ellis, Council President Pro Tempore Kelly Kimbrough, Council Majority Leader Ginnie Farrell, and Council Public Safety Committ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Congressman Paul Tonko to Join City of Albany ARPA Leadership Team to Highlight $600,000 ARPA Award

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Congressman Paul Tonko will join members of the City of Albany American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Leadership Team, Councilmember Jahmel Robinson, and Albany Community Land Trust Executive Director Susan Cotner to hi...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Regarding Positive COVID-19 Test Result

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has released the following statement:

“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. While I began experiencing mild, allergy-like symptoms late last night, I am thankful I am ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2022

Statement - Mayor Sheehan Re: Early Morning Shooting on Hamilton St. & Large Gathering on Hudson Ave

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has released the following statement regarding the early morning shooting on Hamilton Street:

“The depraved indifference of firing a gun into a large crowd with police officers...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces Local Cannabis Advisory Committee Kick-Off Meeting

Contact: Jasmine Higgins 

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is pleased to announce the City of Albany Cannabis Committee will host a Kick-Off Meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the large auditorium at the...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

City of Albany Announces Appointments to Local Cannabis Legalization Advisory Committee

Contact: Jasmine Higgins 

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is pleased to announce the appointees to the City of Albany Local Cannabis Legalization Advisory Committee.

The Mayor’s Office received 50 applications from resid...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Mayor Sheehan and DGS Highlight City’s Historic $10 million+ Pavement Preservation Investments 2022

Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Commissioner Sergio Panunzio joined City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar and Councilmembers Jack Flynn, Deborah Zamer, Joyce Love, a...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

City of Albany Announces Funding Recommendations for American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Grant Awards

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Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Leadership Team is excited to announce 35 projects have been selected to receive grants from $25 million of federal relief dollars provided to Albany u...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Mayors of Albany, Amsterdam, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Troy Urge Special Master to Ensure A

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2022

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Amsterdam Mayor Michael Cinquanti, Saratoga Springs Mayor Ron Kim, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, and Troy Mayor Patrick Madden have sent a joint-letter urging court-a...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

City of Albany Provides American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding Update

Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Leadership Team is excited to announce that 63 proposals have been selected to advance to the full application phase. These proposals, which were gather...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

City of Albany Provides American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant Awards Update

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Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Leadership Team, comprised of Mayor Kathy Sheehan, City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar, Common Council President Corey Ellis, Common Council Pro Tempore Ke...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

CITY OF ALBANY RECOGNIZED AS TREE CITY USA FOR 20 YEARS

Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

ALBANY, NY – Today, Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Commissioner Sergio Panunzio announced that the City of Albany has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

City of Albany Provides American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding Update

Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Leadership Team is excited to announce the City received 147 proposals from the community totaling $141 million in requests for $25 million of the City’...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

City of Albany and Police Benevolent Association Announce Overwhelming Ratification of New Contract

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY - Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Chief Eric Hawkins, and Police Benevolent Association President Michael Delano have announced the overwhelming ratification of a new contract for Albany's Police Officers and Detectiv...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Mayor Sheehan Announces Application Process Transformative, Highly-Impactful Uses $25 Million ARPA

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Contact: David Galin 

Pre-Application Portal Opens for Submissions on Tuesday, January 11

Pre-Applications Reviewed on Rolling Basis Beginning Late February

Funded Project Awards Anticipated to Be Announced Beginning Spring 2022

Call for Volunteers I...

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