The City Manager's Office oversees general administration of the City of Albany and provides support to the City Council and to City departments. Some key administrative tasks include carrying out the Council's policies, overseeing the development of the budget, directing the City's daily operations, coordinating departments, and informing the Council. The City Manager's office also includes City Clerk functions and management of the City Attorney.
City Attorney Sean Kidd provides legal counsel to city officials, departments, commissions, and boards and also prepares legal documents, ordinances, and resolutions concerning city business and represents the city in litigation.
The clerk supports the Council and the Budget Review Committee and advises all citizen advisory groups on public meeting procedures. The clerk serves as the City’s elections officer, coordinating the elections process and ensuring conformance with state requirements. The clerk is also the City’s records custodian, providing process guidance and training for release and retention of records according to state law.
The Communications team serves residents and members of the media by keeping them informed of the latest news from the City, coordinates social media, newsletter, and website content, and facilitates public engagement efforts throughout the year, helping to empower residents to have a stake in their local government through civic involvement.