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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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Mayor Barlow announces Community Solar Initiative

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the City of Oswego has started a new community solar initiative with help from their Energy Consultant Creekwalk Consulting Group, LLC to assist with electric and gas procurement and assist with the reduction of the carbon footprint of city government.

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Mayor Barlow announces Military Appreciation Luncheon & Fishing Event at wright’s Landing

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today a partnership with the Oswego-based veterans' charity, Thank A Service Member, Inc (TASM) to offer a military appreciation luncheon and fishing trip for active members of the military and veterans living in the City of Oswego.

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Mayor Barlow announces Summer Bash carnival event at Breitbeck Park July 29th-31st

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the City of Oswego will be hosting a three-day public event at Breitbeck Park featuring carnival rides, games, food concessions, children's activities, retail vendors, beer and wine garden and live music.

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Mayor Barlow announces new “Rock the Docks” Concert Series at Wright’s Landing Marina

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the creation of a new mini-concert series to be held at Wright's Landing Marina called the "Rock the Docks" concert series.

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Mayor Barlow announces $15,000 grant to Farnham to expand access to drug treatment

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today a $15,000 grant to Farnham Family Services to expand access to drug treatment for those struggling with the use of drugs, opioids, synthetics and alcohol.

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Mayor Barlow issues statement on Oswego Port Authority

The City of Oswego and Oswego Port Authority have begun discussions in good faith in an effort to identify solutions.

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Mayor Barlow announces $15,000 grant to Children’s Museum of Oswego

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today a $15,000 grant to the Children's Museum of Oswego (CMOO) to be used to update signage, add outdoor interactive components and assist with building repairs.

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