Mayor / Albany, NY
Mayor Kathy Sheehan is in her second term as Albany, New York’s 75th mayor. Mayor Sheehan has dedicated her administration to creating a City of opportunity, leading with a commitment to equity and responsive government that includes diverse community voices.
Under Mayor Sheehan’s leadership, the City adopted its first new zoning code in more than half a century, secured unprecedented new State aid, became the third City in the U.S. to implement Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, which provides alternatives to arrest for certain non-violent offenders, and secured millions of dollars in funding for workforce development. She also invested in new IT systems, created an Innovation Office, and implemented numerous cost-saving initiatives that improved the City’s bond rating and held the line on taxes.
Kathy served a four-year term as Albany’s Treasurer prior to being elected mayor. Before serving in elected office, she was the vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of a publicly-traded medical device manufacturer.
Kathy earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Albany Law School, and a B.S. in Journalism from Bowling Green State University.
Kathy Sheehan’s Ideas
Problem The citizens of Albany are either limited to target broadband speeds or have no affordable access to broadband at all, creating a gap in […]
Infrastructure | Kathy Sheehan | Mayor | Albany, NY