Dorcey has a track record of strong, proactive and dependable public service. She has always prioritized our public safety, economic future and neighborhoods!


  • Served as the City’s Chair of the Public Safety Committee while serving on the Albany Common Council
  • Served as the lead architect and advocate for the City’s Equity Agenda legislation that prioritizes public safety while addressing quality of life issues and root causes of violence. The legislation requires:

    —The City of Albany Planning Department to conduct an annual assessment of lighting to ensure streets, alleyways and parks are adequately illuminated as a means to deter crime

    —The Albany Common Council Public Safety Committee to establish a Violence Prevention Task Force. The Violence Prevention Task Force is responsible for convening stakeholders in to develop action items in preparation for the upcoming summer in anticipation of an uptick in violence.

    —City funding to be allocated annually to violence prevention programming and initiatives in Wards with the highest incidence and prevalence of violence.

  • Took the lead on Building Relationship’s Between Law Enforcement and our Community  and Fostering Trust. This resulted in Albany Police Officers and Staff being trained on Implicit Bias and a host of community meetings that fostered candid and honest dialogue between our residents and police officers.
  • Introduced the Right to Know Legislation which requires police officers to provide their contact information via a business card to members of the public during non-arrest encounters
  • Conducted a Racial Bias Audit of the Albany Police Department which served as the foundation for the City of Albany’s police reform work.

  • Launched a Public Safety Series as part of the Community Audit Report platform Dorcey initiated to raise awareness among the public about (1) the Albany Police Department’s response to concerns regarding crime and other  quality of life issues and (2) strategies and programming to address crime being implemented nationally.
  • Developed Ready. Set. Goal!  Summer Youth Program designed to link youth in the City of Albany to economic opportunities and in turn, build a pipeline of highly qualified young talent that will shape our community’s economic future. Cooperative economics and personal and professional goal setting serve as the foundation of this program.
  • Hosted a series of highly successful Women’s Economic Empowerment Summits designed to empower, support and connect women in the areas of entrepreneurship and career advancement. Women-owned start-up businesses received technical assistants and seed money.

  • As part of the Equity Agenda legislation that Dorcey initiated, Wards that have received zero or a limited number of capital project funds must be prioritized as a means to ensure economic development and inclusion in every neighborhood.

  • Served as the lead architect and advocate for the City’s Equity Agenda legislation that prioritizes healthy and clean neighborhoods by requiring

    — Equitable improvements to streets and sidewalks across the city. In particular in communities that have been historically underserved due to redlining and other discriminatory practices

    — Investments in Parks by requiring The Departments of Recreation, General Services and Water to develop a City-wide asset map that includes the location and name of each City-owned park; the size of each park, the recreation equipment (including splash pads) in each park, including the age of the equipment, the designed age range for children using the equipment, and the ADA access to such equipment; the number and condition of any court services; the existence and condition of any restroom facilities and water fountains; the existence and condition of benches, picnic tables, chess tables and other such surfaces; and the overall condition of the grounds

    — Trash receptacles are evenly distributed throughout wards in commercial zones and placed in areas of high activity.

  • Served as the architect and lead advocate for the City’s first ever affordable housing inclusionary legislation. This legislation required each new residential or mixed-use development or redevelopment containing 50 or more new dwelling units required to sell or rent at least 5% affordable units.