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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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Youth Bureau/Oswego Kiwanis Christmas Craft Show

The Oswego City County Youth Bureau in Collaboration with Oswego Kiwanis Club will be hosting a Christmas Craft Show on November 13th from 10am-3pm at the Oswego Elks Lodge,

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Mayor Barlow announces completion of Schilling Building mural at Water Street Square

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the completion of a large building mural at the Water Street Square pocket park in downtown Oswego.

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Mayor Barlow announces Oswego Police Officers recognized at CNY Chiefs of Police Awards

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today several members of the Oswego Police Department were recently recognized and awarded for excellence in police service at the annual Central New York Association of Chiefs of Police Awards Ceremony.

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Mayor Barlow Kicks Off Super DIRT Week, 50th Anniversary to be held in Oswego in 2022

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Mayor Barlow announces “Creepy Crawl Haunted Trail” Halloween Event back in 2021

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Mayor Barlow Announces free youth night at laker hockey game

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the City of Oswego, through the Oswego City Youth Bureau, will be hosting a "Youth Night" with the Oswego State Men's Laker Hockey Team during the Friday, October 29th hockey game versus Hobart.

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Mayor Barlow proclaims Deborah Stanley Day in Oswego, Presents Lifetime Achievement Award

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow issued and read an official city proclamation honoring President Stanley and declaring October 1st, 2021 "Deborah F. Stanley Day" in the City of Oswego, New York. Mayor Barlow also presented President Stanley with the City of Oswego Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest recognition the city can offer, issued only twice previously. The award recognizes President Stanley's outstanding leadership at SUNY Oswego and her immeasurable positive impact and contributions to the Oswego community and all Central New York.

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