City of Albany E-Newsletter

"The Good Life City"

Welcome to the City of Albany E-Newsletter. Published twice a month, the City of Albany E-Newsletter is filled with information about your local government, health events and activities in the community.


The City of Albany Board of Commissioners Meeting Schedule is now available.

Dougherty County Board of Commissioners Meeting Schedule is now available.

Non-Emergency 311 Call Center is now available to assist you with local government service request and general information. The Center is open weekdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Simply dial 311 from your telephone or 229-878-3111.

Mayor Hubbard's Call to Service - Go to Mayor Hubbard's Call to Service website to find out more about her Call to Service initiative and how you can get involved!

You may also call the 311 Call Center Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for more information and to get registered.

A message from Water, Gas & Light - Safety Around Overhead Power Lines: Staying clear of high-voltage overhead power lines is vital to your safety and the safety of others on the job. Always look up before moving or using tools or equipment such as irrigation pipe, ladders or cranes that may come in contact with overhead power lines.....Read More!!!

Public Works Department - 2013 Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

Engineering Department - For more information on the Broad Avenue Bridge click here. You may also view the bridge maintenance history.

Alarm Administration Department - False Alarms News Corner:
    False Alarm Prevention: The Cost & Solution
    5 Ways to Prevent False Alarm

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful 2013 Volunteer Opportunities 

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful 2013 Calendar of Events

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful Going Green Brochure

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful What To Recycle

Do you need assistance starting or expanding a business?
Get help through the Business First program. For more information about the Business First program, click here.

COP-Line with Spanish Speaking Connection: The Albany Police Department has a telephone line to assist Spanish speaking citizens with reporting information concerning criminal activity and they can access the line 24-hours a day. Read more......

Sign up for instant community alerts from the Albany Police Department. Stay alert....Stay involved! 

What you need to know about Flood Protection and Insurance: In the event of a flood, you want to be prepared before it happens. View the Protection Preparedness Guide to learn more about flood safety tips. View the Flood Insurance Guide to understand important facts about flood insurance.

Find more information on parcel boundaries, zoning, FEMA flood zones, city wards, and county commission districts click here

Have you witnessed a crime?  Call Crime Stoppers at 436-TIPS (8477).  You do not have to give your name!

The Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study (DARTS) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the area including the City of Albany, Dougherty County, and the southern half of Lee County. The MPO’s role is to develop and maintain the necessary transportation plan for the area. The MPO has also been given the responsibility to involve the public in this process through expanded citizen participation efforts. Please visit our website at for more information on public meetings/events.

Community Events & Information

Introducing The Albany Shockwave!!! Come out and support our city's basketball team. Want to become a season ticket holder? Download form here. Albany Shockwave also have sponsorship packages available. Find out more here.

Open Gym for People with Disabilities: Open gym two mornings a week exclusively for people with physical or intellectual disabilities.
This includes access to free weights, the basketball court, and the game room 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon Thursdays and Fridays
Location: Carver Gym at 410 Mercer Avenue
Cost: FREE! Member application is required
Info: Morris Hicks or Chris Clarke at 229-430-5238

Ceramic Classes:
Sign-up today!

Locations: Thornton Community Center - 210 Thornton Drive, 229-430-5242; Tuesday-Thursday - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Instructor: Valerie Harris
Biller Miller Center - 322 Vick St., 229-430-5240; Monday - Wednesday - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Instructor: Imogene Drew
Henderson Community Center - 701 Willard St., 229-430-5241; Tuesday - Thursday 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Instructor: Carolyn Mingo
Info: Call 229-430-5222

Coed Volleyball!!!

Every Wednesday night 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.  Location:  Carver Gym at 410 Mercer Ave.  Ages 18 and up.  For more info: contact Morris Hicks at 229-430-5238.

Beginning September 4
Albany Recreation & Parks
- Jackson Heights Fitness and Wellness Center DVD Class Schedule. Download Class Schedule.


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Adopt a Pet! If you are seeking a four-legged companion, contact the Animal Humane Society at 888-7387. Select and bond by selecting a new four-legged friend by adopting them as a new addition to your home and family by visiting us at 1705 Oakridge Drive or at  

Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am– 5 pm 


All events are subject to change.

Subject matter in this publication is provided as a public service to the citizens of Dougherty County regarding community issues and events.  Inclusion or exclusion of material does not indicate any position taken by the City of Albany or Dougherty County.

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