Skip to main content
BoardMembersTerm expires
Albany Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board Ray Kopczynski, City Councilor 12/31/2024
Matilda Novak, City Councilor (alternate) 12/31/2024
Albany Downtown Association Marilyn Smith, City Councilor 12/31/2024
Albany Visitors Association Ramycia McGhee, City Councilor 12/31/2024
Albany-Millersburg Joint Water/Wastewater Management Committee Ray Kopczynski, City Councilor 12/31/2024
Jackie Montague, City Councilor 12/31/2024
Ted Bunch, Planning Commissioner 12/31/2024
Alex Johnson II, Mayor (alternate)  12/31/2024
Cascades West Area Commission on Transportation Jackie Montague, City Councilor 12/31/2023
Ron Irish, Transportation Systems Analyst (alternate) 12/31/2023
Linn-Benton Loop Policy Board Marilyn Smith, City Councilor 12/31/2024
Chris Bailey, Public Works Director (ex-officio member) 12/31/2024
Linn County Fair & Expo Advisory Committee Ramycia McGhee, City Councilor 12/31/2024
Linn County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council Marilyn Smith, City Councilor 8/31/2023
Marcia Harnden, Police Chief 8/31/2023
Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments
Board of Directors
Alex Johnson II, Mayor 12/31/2024
Steph Newton, City Councilor (alternate) 12/31/2024
Oregon Cascades West Regional Consortium
(Regional Wetlands, Economic Development)
Sophie Adams, Economic Development Manager 12/31/2024
Matthew Ruettgers, Community Development Director (alternate)
Willamette Criminal Justice Council Alex Johnson II, Mayor 12/31/2024
Marilyn Smith, City Councilor 12/31/2024
Fred Edwards (North Albany citizen representative) 12/31/2024
Marcia Harnden, Police Chief (police chiefs are automatic members) 12/31/2024

About City Council

The City Council is the legislative branch of our local government. It is composed of a mayor and six councilors with two councilors elected from each ward. The councilors serve for a term of four years, and the mayor serves for a term of two years. The Council adopts laws called ordinances, passes resolutions, sets policies, adopts the budget, levies taxes, and conducts public meetings.

The current Albany City Charter became effective on January 1, 1957. By Charter, the City of Albany adopted a council-manager form of government. The Charter provides that the City Manager is the administrative head of the City, and the manager serves at the pleasure of the Council.

Council Member Manual

The manual includes protocols that were developed at an Albany City Council training session held on January 19, 2018, and endorsed by council on February 26, 2018. They are intended to set expectations for members of the Albany City Council and provide a model to guide the conduct and working relationships of Council Members.

View PDF

Back to Top