Albany is a city in Benton  and Linn  counties in Oregon. It is the eleventh largest city as of 2010 census in Oregon, and is the county seat of Linn county. Albany is largely a farming and manufacturing based city. Settlers founded the community in 1848, as of the 2000 census, the city population rested at 40,852 with 91.68% of the population being White. The population has since increased to an estimated population of 50,158 with 87.8% being White as of the 2010 US Census.
Albany has a home rule charter and is a Council-Manager management style to the municipality where the full time unelected City Manager administers the day-to-day operations and affairs of the city for the Council and is the administrative head of the city. On top of having a large farming and manufacturing base the city largely depends on Retail trade, Health care & social assistance to drive its economic structure.
This Web site was most recently reviewed Jan. 13, 2012.
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- There is a master Transparency page for accessing information of interest,
- Elected and administrative officials contact information is provided, including city council members, the City Manager, and administrative departments.<
- Regular and work session meeting schedules, agendas, full agenda packets, minutes, and video are available.
- Public records request form and FOIA data is available through the City Manager’s office.
- Collective bargaining agreements and salary schedules are posted.
- Current and archived budget information is available.
- Current and archived Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports are available.
- Detailed revenue information is available.
- Check/Vendor registers, detailed expenditures and performance information is available. 
- Lobbying information is available. 
- State of Oregon lobbying and ethics filings are available through the state web site.
- County assessor data is available.
- Permits are posted.
- Recognized by Government Computer News as one of the best public sector websites in 2011.
- Information regarding Bids, Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications is available. 
- Pensions are through the State of Oregon Public Employees Retirement System.
Albany has a home rule charter and a city manager management style to the municipality where the full time unelected City Manager administers the day-to-day operations and affairs at the pleasure of an elected mayor and six-person city council. The mayor is elected every two years and council members, who represent the three geographic wards of the city, are elected in overlapping 4-year terms.
City Council Members
|Sharon Konopa||Mayor||1/1/11 - 12/31/12||2nd|
|Dick Olsen||1(a)||1/1/11 - 12/31/14||4th|
|Floyd Collins||1(b)||1/1/09 - 12/31/12||1st|
|Ray Kopczynski||2(a)||8/10/11 - 12/31/14||1st|
|Bill Coburn||2(b)||1/1/09 - 12/13/12||1st|
|Bessie Johnson||3(a)||1/1/11 - 12/31/14||3rd|
|Jeff Christman||3(b)||1/1/09 - 12/31/12||2nd|
Salaries and Pensions
Council and Mayor salaries are published in the Annual Budget  in the Executive Summary section which lists all positions salaries. Council members do not receive pensions.
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, preparing the City budget, directing the City's daily operations, coordinating departments, and informing the Council. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and serves at their pleasure.
The current city manager is Wes Hare.
Salaries and Pensions
The City Manager salary is published in the Annual Budget  in the Executive Summary section along with all positions in the city.
The city does not use a lobbying firm for general lobbying activities.
The city, or city staff, belongs to 50 professional organizations that are used to keep abreast of information relating to the area of interest of the organization and/or to maintain professional certifications of staff. The organizations may engage in advocacy for or against legislation or issues pending before governmental agencies. The total reported dues to organizations in FY2011 was $62,646.74. The top association dues in FY2011 were:
|League of Oregon Cities||City-Wide||$31,636|
|National League of Cities||City-Wide||$3,813|
|American Water Works Association||Public Works||$3,288|
| National Association of Clean
| International City/County
|Water ReUse Federation||Public Works||$1,950|
|Albany Chamber of Commerce||City-Wide||$1,750|
- City of Albany official website
- City of Albany official website - Transparency links page
- Official Oregon State Website
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