Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan

Kathy Sheehan

Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan has dedicated her administration to unleashing Albany’s full potential, leading with a commitment to community, equity, and opportunity—especially for Albany’s young people. She is a founding member of the Albany Promise, a coalition of community members, educators, service providers and business leaders working to ensure that every child in Albany succeeds academically. One of her favorite duties as mayor is visiting students at Albany schools to hear what’s on their mind. One of six children, Mayor Sheehan put herself through college and later went to law school and had a successful career as an attorney before running for public office. She lives in Albany with her husband, their teenage son, and a rambunctious Boston terrier, Ozzy. 

Learn more about Mayor Kathy Sheehan

Mayor Sheehan becomes a Charter Member of the Cities of Opportunity Task Force

A conversation about Albany's Equity Agenda

For further information, or to get involved in the City’s Equity Agenda program as a volunteer, residents are encouraged to contact Barbara Smith at 

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