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Deadline for Candidates Interested in East District PAB Seat Has Been Extended

The application deadline for candidates interested in serving on the Police Accountability Board (PAB) as a representative for Rochester’s East District has been extended by City Council to Aug. 7, 2023.

Rochester City Council first began its search to fill the vacancy in late June. In order to attract a broadest possible pool of qualified candidates, City Council has decided to extend the search for an additional two weeks.

The vacant PAB seat is for interested Rochester Residents who reside in the East City Council District. Any resident who is interested in serving on this important board should email their resume and a completed questionnaire to The questionnaire is attached to this news release.

More information on this position along with the questionnaire can also be found at

Finalists will be interviewed by City Council and the selected nominee will be appointed via legislation.

Potential applicants have two weeks to apply; the application process will close on Aug. 7, 2023.

Under the Rochester City Charter, the PAB is a nine-member Board, four of whom are residents from each one of Rochester’s City Council Districts. The current vacancy is for the East District and anyone interested in filling this vacancy must reside within that City Council District. This district is generally defined as the East quadrant of Rochester; however, a more specific definition can be seen on the official Rochester City Council District Map.

City Council created Rochester’s PAB in 2019 after the concept received overwhelming public support after City Council sent a ballot-initiative to voters during the fall elections. City Council’s objective in creating the PAB was, and remains, to bring greater public accountability to the Rochester Police Department.

In addition to email, completed questionnaires and resumes can also be faxed (585.428.6327); mailed or dropped off at City Council; Rochester City Hall; 30 Church Street – Room 301A; Rochester, New York 14614-1290.

Find more information about the PAB at




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