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As Mayor of the City of Oswego, it is my esteemed pleasure to welcome you to our community and I encourage you to explore all that our City has to offer.   On behalf of all City residents, I invite you to experience all the unique assets within our community as we continue to transform Oswego into a place where both residents and visitors can live, work and play!

Currently in the City of Oswego, we are changing as a community.  We have experienced a resurgence in our downtown as new restaurants and small businesses occupy our storefronts, creating a vibrant and lively ambience.  In addition, our events throughout the summer truly make Oswego an interesting place to visit at any given time.  From our weekly downtown Farmers' Markets, to our unique assets like the Oswego Speedway and Fort Ontario, and our annual city-wide celebration known as Harborfest, we are a regional destination with plenty to enjoy!

Moving forward, we are ambitiously working to revitalize our historic neighborhoods and enhance the natural assets our community has.  We are beginning to capitalize on our world class Lake Ontario waterfront and take advantage of our prime location along the Oswego River.  The City of Oswego has a bit of everything to offer as we continue to grow and transform into a 21st Century Community all while embracing our rich, cultural history. Welcome to our community, we look forward to having you!

My Best,

Mayor William J. Barlow

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The City of Oswego Celebrates “An Oswego Christmas”

The City of Oswego will host the 31st annual tree lighting event at Civic Plaza on December 1st from 1:00pm to 6:30pm. The theme of this year's annual tree-lighting is once again "An Oswego Christmas."

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Mayor Barlow announces new effort to increase tourism in Oswego

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has launched a new tourism initiative in Oswego to complement the improvements currently taking place in Oswego's downtown and along the Oswego and Lake Ontario waterfront.

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Mayor Barlow announces public input session for zoning code rewrite

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced a public information session on Thursday, November 15th at 3:00 in the Council Chambers at Oswego City Hall to unveil details on the Downtown Design Standards. 

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D.A.R.E. Program Extended By V.O.W. Foundation Grant

Mayor William J. Barlow, Jr. announced today the signing of a Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement with the Victor Orlando Woolson (V.O.W.) Foundation to provide funding assistance for the City-sponsored Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program.

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Mayor Barlow Announces Re-Opening of Historic Cahill Building

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the re-opening of the historic Cahill building in the City of Oswego. The Cahill Landing project includes the restoration of the historic Cahill building into an upscale waterfront residential apartment building in Downtown Oswego.

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Mayor Barlow Proposes Free Public Ice Skating for City Residents

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced his proposal to waive all fees associated with public ice skating at the City of Oswego public ice rinks.

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Mayor Barlow announces $25,000 in funding to Good Guys Barbershop Expansion Project

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has announced $25,000 in funding to assist the Good Guys Barbershop in Oswego with their expansion and re-location project in downtown Oswego resulting in the addition of four jobs and storefront location on West First Street in the core of downtown.

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