Affirmative Action & Advisory Committee


The Affirmative Action Board is planning a public presentation of the 2016 Annual report that will be held on April 27th 2017, in the McCheesney Room at the Schenectady Public Library.
We will conduct out the regular monthly Board meeting on the same day rather than on the usual third Thursday of the month

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas and Minutes.


  • Rev. Arnetta Sheree Dix, President
  • Kanema Haynes, Secretary
  • Portia Alston
  • David Chetram


  • Damonni Farley
  • Ellie Pepper
  • Adriel Linyear
  • Jennifer Garvin



Additional Contact

Businesses and prospective employees may contact:
 Ron Gardner
  • Affirmative Action Officer
  • Phone: 518-382-5199
  • City Hall, Room 207
     105 Jay Street
    Schenectady, NY 12305


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City Code Chapter 6: Affirmative Action
6-7 Affirmative Action Advisory Board

A. An Affirmative Action Advisory Board shall be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer with the concurring vote of a majority of the members of the City Council. This Board shall concern itself with all aspects of equal opportunity in hiring, employment, promotion, complaints, purchasing and contracting.

B. The Affirmative Action Advisory Board shall review and approve the city's affirmative action goals based on compliance with federal, state and local laws. The Board shall conduct an annual evaluation of each affirmative action goal and shall monitor the city's performance in meeting program goals and recommend changes as needed to the Chief Executive Officer.

C. The Affirmative Action Advisory Board is also empowered to conduct citywide public hearing on affirmative action issues of interest to the public.

D. The Board shall be composed of nine members who are representative of the community; two members representing women's interests, one member representing hispanic interest, two members representing minority interests, one member representing the disabled interest and three additional members who are sensitive to the problems of intergroup relations and represent various segments of the city. Appointments shall be to three-year terms on staggered bases. [Amended 5-30-1989 by Ordinance No. 89-48]

E. The Board shall be provided with necessary resources to fulfill its missions.