Affirmative Action


The mission of The City of Schenectady Office of Affirmative Action is to facilitate cross-sector collaboration between government, non-profits, the private sector, anchor institutions, and the community to advance Economic Empowerment policies, programs, initiatives, and systems throughout the City.  The Office of Affirmative works to foster economic stability, sustainability, and equity by serving the diverse needs of residents and small businesses, by working with policies to promote employment and contracting opportunities in a culturally viable and sustainable way.


The Office of Affirmative Action vision is to facilitate the creation of a vibrant environment within the city of Schenectady where residents, entrepreneurs, and small businesses thrive

Ronnie H. Gardner

Director of Diversity and Affirmative Action 

City Hall, 105 Jay Street, Room 2

Schenectady, NY  12305

Telephone:  518-382-5199 Ext 5374

Fax: 518-382-5272



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