April 30, 2019


May 2, 2019

Candidates Announced for May 21 Trustee Election

Four candidates will be on the May 21 ballot for three seats on the APL Board of Trustees. 

The following Albany residents submitted valid nominating petitions to the City School District of Albany and will appear on the ballot in this order:

(1) Lori Kochanski of Ten Eyck Ave.
(2) Thomas McCarthy Jr. of Colonial Ave.
(3) Sara Dallas of Terrace Ave.
(4) Arlene Way of Second St.
The public is invited to attend two forums where they can meet the candidates:

May 6 (Mon) | 6:30 pm | Pine Hills Branch

May 8 (Wed) | 6:30 pm | Washington Ave. Branch

Learn more about the May 21 library trustee election


The Census Bureau is looking for Partnership Specialists in upstate New York and an Assistant Regional Census Manager located in the New York, NY RCC

Partnership Specialists develop partnerships with government leaders, community-based organizations, faith-based groups, schools, media outlets, businesses and other grassroots entities. These relationships will be critical in our efforts to break down enumeration barriers in support of the 2020 Census.  This is a Work at Home position. In order to be considered, applicants must reside in the New York county indicated.

The closing date for this job announcements vary, so please make note of the Close date.

Partnership Specialist GG-0301-09/11/12
Location: Delaware and Otsego Counties, NY
Open: 04/23/19
Close: 05/10/19
RCC2020NY-2019-0578 (Internal)
RCC2020NY-2019-0579 (External)

Partnership Specialist GG-0301-09/11/12
Location: Erie and Niagara Counties, NY
Open: 04/23/19
Close: 05/10/19
RCC2020NY-2019-0580 (Internal)
RCC2020NY-2019-0581 (External)

Partnership Specialist GG-0301-09/11/12
Location: Onondaga County, NY
Open: 04/19/19
Close: 05/09/19
RCC2020NY-2019-0569 (Internal)
RCC2020NY-2019-0570 (External)

Partnership Specialist (Spanish), GG-0301-09/11/12
Location: Monroe County, NY
Open: 04/18/19
Close: 05/01/19
RCC2020NY-2019-0559 (Internal)
RCC2020NY-2019-0560 (External)

Assistant Regional Census Manager-GG-0301-13/14
Location: New York, NY
Open: 04/19/19
Close: 05/09/19
RCC2020NY-2019-0567 (Internal)
RCC2020NY-2019-0568 (External)

April 28, 2019


The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

They are hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen.

Candidates must complete an online job application. The application includes assessment questions about your education, work, and other experience.


For more information or for help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020. 

Federal Relay Service:

1-800-877-8339 TTY/ASCII

April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019
One Person, One Vote Coalition
CONTACT: Vicente Alfonso,
Elaine Frazier,
Patricia Sibilia,
Ladan Alomar,
McKinley Johnson,
Rev. Dr. Charmaine Cumberbatch,

ALBANY—The ad hoc One Person, One Vote Coalition formed in response to the need for transparent, participatory, and equitable processes for redistricting in proposed Local Law No. “O” for 2018, to amend section 207 of the Albany County Charter and create an Albany County Commission on Reapportionment. The conduct of the decennial census is the foundational block on which redistricting is built.

Current members of the One Person, One Vote Coalition include:

Vicente Alfonso, Albany City Redistricting Commission
Elaine Frazier, Albany City Redistricting Commission
Patricia Sibilia, League of Women Voters Albany County
Ladan Alomar, Centro Civico
McKinley Johnson, The Albany African American Clergy United For Empowerment (TAAACUFE)
Rev. Dr. Charmaine Cumberbatch

We believe that equitable redistricting is critical to a representative democracy. Participatory and transparent processes are key to voter confidence and participation. In Albany County, both are necessary as we confront our past practice and embrace the challenges of a growing diversity. We are keenly interested in the adoption of an equitable redistricting plan produced through a transparent and participatory process. An accurate and complete census count of all the people who live here is the foundation block to accomplish this goal of equitable redistricting.

The One Person, One Vote Coalition will make sure all the events connected with the decennial census are available, visible and readily accessible. Albany County must ensure a complete and accurate decennial census count and pass a redistricting law that guarantees one person, one vote.

May 2018 - We are pleased to share an exciting job opportunity!

The Census Bureau is accepting applications for the Partnership Specialist position. This is a Work at Home position, based in New York.

Do you enjoy meeting people and engaging with the community?

Partnership Specialists develop partnerships within their assigned geographic area with state and local government leaders, community-based organizations, faith-based groups, schools, media outlets, businesses and other grassroots entities in communities. These relationships will be critical in our efforts to break down enumeration barriers in support of the 2020 Census.

The initial cut-off date for this announcement is May 18, 2018, and applicants who apply before the cut-off date will be considered first. The announcement will close on Friday, August 3, 2018. 

Interested individuals can view the announcement and apply using the links provided below.

Lower Hudson Valley New York

RCC2020NY-2018-0037 (Internal)
RCC2020NY-2018-0038 (External)


Long Island New York

RCC2020NY-2018-0042 (Internal)

RCC2020NY-2018-0043 (External)


Upstate New York- Albany Area

RCC2020NY-2018-0049 (Internal)

RCC2020NY-2018-0050 (External)


Western NY

RCC2020NY-2018-0052 (Internal)

RCC2020NY-2018-0053 (External)



Thank you for helping us spread the word about this opportunity, and for your continued support.


Best regards,

New York Partnership Team

Zakera Ahmed, Partnership Specialist| New York Regional Office| US Census Bureau|Office (646) 965-7352| Cell (929) 855-6674|| Connect with us on Social Media