Mayor Sharon Konopa Receives State Leadership Award

City of Albany Mayor – Sharon Konopa

Albany needs an experienced Mayor and one who promotes a peaceful, caring,  compassionate and fun community for all Albany residents to enjoy.

The Mayor of Albany is a non-partisan volunteer elected position.

Sharon Konopa has been the Mayor of Albany since January, 2009. She was first elected as a City Councilor in January, 1997.


Public Safety is #1 and vital in protecting our neighborhoods and mostly during the challenging times we are faced with in our state today. Without a safe city, then our livability will erode-away.

Albany is experiencing some major growing pains. Sharon has always focused on livable neighborhoods and community safety is first. She does not bow down to special interest groups who only want a financial gain for themselves. A community benefit comes before someone’s profits! She receives no campaign contributions from development interest PAC’s.


Have you ever noticed Albany’s homeless population is less than other communities our size?  This is the results of Sharon Konopa’s support over the years, in dealing with the continuing issues surrounding homelessness. It is essential to have supportive services and programs that do not enable homelessness.  Read Sharon’s story in addressing homelessness in Albany.

Current issues facing Albany, our state and nation is homelessness.

“I have held many conversations over the years regarding the issues surrounding homelessness. I drafted a long summary report on my efforts, our City and local agencies in striving for the goal of seeking housing for a solution and to not enable someone to stay homeless. I welcome you to read my story.” -Sharon   Read More
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Konopa’s Personal Background

Sharon Konopa is a native Oregonian. She has lived in Albany since a young child, and the South Albany area.

She and her husband Steve, both graduated from South Albany High School in 1975. They have been married since 1977 and have lived in the same home. They have a daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons who also live in Albany.