Ward 10 - Hon. Leah Golby
About Leah Golby
Council Member Golby was first elected to the Common Council in 2009 and began serving in January 2010. Ms. Golby collaborates with neighbors to preserve and improve the quality of life for everyone in our city. Leah is a key member of the steering committee for the annual Upper Madison Street Fair and an active member of the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association. She has a reputation for addressing concerns promptly when contacted by neighbors and pointing people in the right direction when they have questions. She lends her voice to support tenants in buildings for low income seniors and people with disabilities in her ward, and assists homeowners and all tenants throughout the neighborhood when they need help. She has worked for a solution to the chronic flooding in the Ryckman Avenue and Elberon Place areas -- and was instrumental in advocating for the flooding mitigation projects that are under way in her neighborhood. Ms. Golby sponsored legislation that supports sustainable communities such as:
● a “Complete Streets” ordinance
to ensure the city considers all users of the road when repaving or designing
our city streets,
● the Local Law that created
Albany’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, and
● changes to our Pesticide
ordinance to protect city workers, children and families.
Leah is Chair of the Common
Council’s Public Safety Committee, and works to further the Community Policing
philosophy of the Albany Police Department. She was recognized as an
“Outstanding Public Official” from the Neighborhood Resource Center in 2011 and
currently serves on the Boards of Capital CarShare and the New York Bicycling
Coalition. When she isn’t engaged in her work as a Council Member, she is
employed as a grant writer for the Alliance for Quality Education, an
organization that supports equity and opportunity for public school students
across New York State, regardless of zip code. Leah lives on Myrtle Avenue in
Pine Hills with her family. Leah strives to be an open and accessible elected representative.
Leah can be found on Twitter @leahgolby and on Instagram @albanyleah. Neighbors are encouraged to call or e-mail Leah with any concerns or questions. All communications will be taken seriously and responded to in a timely fashion.
550 Myrtle Avenue
Albany, New York 12208
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