Board of Commission
The Albany Utilities Commission Board has five members, the City of Albany Mayor serves as the chair and the other four members are appointed by the City of Albany Commission for a two-year term. Each appointed member can serve no more than three consecutive two-year terms. The Commission Board meetings are normally scheduled for the 2nd and last Thursday of each month at the Albany Utilities 3rd floor conference room. Any alteration of this schedule will be posted at 207 Pine or please review our calendar.
Bob Hutchinson has lived in Albany 37 years and served as commissioner for over three years.
Hutchinson is the top executive for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany, Inc. with decades of experience serving the community through this organization. He has a bachelors degree in sociology.
"In terms of revenue and resources, Water, Gas and Light is a tremendous Albany asset. We are expanding our services with new telecom offerings to business in 2014, which supports greater opportunities for Albany's economic growth."
Judith Corbett is a 30 year resident of Albany and two-year member of the commission. She is a principal consultant of Stage Presence, LLC, providing training for business and individuals in business operations.
Trained as a chemical engineer, Corbett was in senior managment with Merck & Company where she was employed for 24 years.
"As a resident and now commissioner, I find it valuable to understand rate structures and factors that impact utility costs. Through continuous improvement and welcomed input our staff focused on delivering a cost-effective and quality suite of services to our community. This municipal service is a great benefit to our consumers."
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard
Dorothy Hubbard, a Georgia native, has served the citizens of Albany as its mayor since 2012 and prior to that served on the city commission for six years.
Hubbard retired in 1999 from Albany State University as Assistant to the President following a 29-year tenure in higher education. She has a master's of education in administration and supervision.
"It is my pleasure to work with this board. They are strategic in their thinking and bring decades of experience to the organization. Albany Utilities is so important to Albany's community and economic development."
Gary Sanders is a native of Thomas County, but a 12 year resident of Albany. He has served on several civic and religious boards in the city.
Sanders holds a bachelor degree in psychology. He presently serves as the Pastor at the First Mt. Olive Baptist Church with 25 years of faith-based leadership experience.
“Serving on this board will allow me to be a voice for the people in the community. Implementation of customer education programs that teach our consumers how to manage their utility cost and consumption is what I want to bring to the board. I look forward to working with the board for the people.”
Samuel L. Sneed, Jr
Samuel L. Sneed, Jr. is a native of Pompano Beach, Florida. Mr. Sneed joined the United States Navy and matriculated through the Naval Aviation Engineering Center (NAEC) studying Aircraft Handling and specialized in Aircraft Fire Fighting. After retiring in 1998, Mr. Sneed joined Fort Stewart Fire and Emergency Services in Hinesville, Georgia as a Fire Inspector where he received several Department of Defense (DoD) certifications and IFASAC qualifications for Inspector (I/II), Instructor (I/II), and Fire Officer (I/II/III).
He is the founder and Pastor of Bethesda Community Church of God in Christ, Inc. in East Albany. In addition to serving his community and family, Pastor Sneed proudly volunteers at the Turner Field Job Corps sharing his time helping to build the next generation.
"I look forward to serving and making a difference in the community as a board member."