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“Michele Andre has a Bachelor’s and Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Albany, The State University of New York. While completing her bachelor’s degree, she was a Senate Session Assistant for NYS Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson. She remained on Senator Hassell-Thompson’s staff as Press Secretary after graduation.
In 2016, Ms. Andre started her employment with the City of Albany’s Office of Corporation Counsel as a Confidential Secretary, where her job duties included preparing financial reports, assisting with City-owned property transactions, drafting Request for Proposal (RFP), examining invoices and billable hours for accuracy according to the current contract, and assisting in the preparation of the departmental budget.
In 2018, Ms. Andre joined the Albany Common Council, where she provided key support to sixteen Council Members, including acting as a liaison between City departments and Common Council members to facilitate problem resolution, identifying outreach tools to increase Common Council visibility and identifying training topics, directing legislation and policy development by coordinating with committee members and staff and more. Ms. Andre received the 6th Ward recognition during the 2020 African American History Month Celebration for making improvements in Council operations and enhancing transparency and public accessibility to Council deliberations. As a result of Ms. Andre and her colleagues’ hard work and creativity, the Albany Common Council received a grade A from the New York Coalition for Open Government for complying with the Governor’s Executive Order regarding COVID-19, with the Open Meetings Law, and allowing public comments during regular meetings.
In 2021, Ms. Andre served as Auditor for the City of Albany Office of Audit and Control, where her responsibilities included completing audits, managing and providing oversight to the City’s utility, internet, and cellphone services accounts and planning, directing and organizing Ready. Set. Goal!, an inaugural program that links youths in the City of Albany to economic opportunities. In addition, she collaborated with state, local and community members to aid COVID-19 response efforts focused on eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in vaccine distribution among City residents. Ms. Andre’s career in the public sector has exhibited the best attributes of public service.
In 2022, Ms. Andre accepted a position as Program Manager for City of Albany Community Police Review Board.”