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About the commission

The Public Safety Commission advises the City Council on matters pertaining to funding, operation, maintenance, facilities and other aspects of the Fire and Police departments. Its mission is to help those departments maintain high standards and deliver the highest quality emergency safety services to the residents of Albany.

Upcoming meetings

The Public Safety Commission usually meets on the first Wednesday of every even-numbered month at 7:00 p.m..

June 5, 2024, 7:00pm
Fire Station 11

August 7, 2024, 7:00pm
Albany Police Station

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Staff liaisons

Marcia Harnden
Police Chief
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Shane Wooton
Fire Chief
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NameAppointedByExpiresFull Term*
Erik Rau  1/30/2023Ward 1-a12/31/2024
Erik Anderson   VC9/8/2021Ward 1-b12/31/2024 1st
Pat Kidd  10/13/2021Ward 3-b12/31/2025 1st
Evan Church  1/10/2018Ward 2-a12/31/2025 2nd
Nick Fowler  
Rural Fire District Representative
1/11/2012Council12/31/2026 5th
Kevin Kreitman  1/13/2016Mayor12/31/2026 3rd
Adam Brenneman  1/23/2019Ward 2-b12/31/2026 2nd
Cynthia Greene   C3/14/2012Ward 3-a12/31/2026 5th

C = Chair; VC = Vice Chair

Membership information

Founding document(s): Res 4960, Res 5679

Number of members: 7

Term of office: 3 years.
*(Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.)

Membership requirements: The Mayor and Council may appoint one member outside the city as a representative of the rural fire districts that contract with the City for fire protection.

Principal place of residence within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Albany. (Res 6797)

Each council member shall have one counterpart with nominations ratified by the Council.

Meeting materials

April 3, 2024  Available after meeting 
February 7, 2024  
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.

Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

Vacancies are filled year-round with recruitment for most groups in November.


Member & Staff Manual

This manual is intended to function as both a guideline and a governing framework for the City’s standing and ad hoc advisory groups.

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Member Training

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