Affirmative Action & Advisory Committee

Regular Meeting
  • 6 p.m.
  • The 3rd Thursday of every month
  • Open to the public
  • Room 110
    City Hall
    105 Jay Street
    Schenectady, NY 12305

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

  • Hector Ramirez, President
  • Kanema Haynes, Secretary
  • Portia Alston
  • David Chetram
  • Rev. Arnetta Sheree Dix
  • Randy McGough
  • Ellie Pepper
  • Adriel Linyear
  • Jennifer Garvin
Additional Contact
Businesses and prospective employees may contact:
Miriam Cajuste
  • Affirmative Action Manager
  • Phone: 518-388-4233
  • County Office Building
    2nd Floor
    620 State Street
    Schenectady, NY 12305

Job Listings

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.