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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 2nd annual “Home for the Holidays” Weekend in Oswego

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today a package of holiday themed events and activities taking place in Oswego during the weekend from December 3rd-5th to promote small businesses and spread the holiday spirit through the Oswego community.

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Mayor Barlow announces $50,000 in Blizzard Bucks go on sale December 2nd

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today another round of the "Buy One Get One" coupon program will go on sale on Thursday, December 2nd to incentivize residents to shop locally and support small businesses in Oswego during the holiday shopping season.

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Mayor Barlow announces promotions within Oswego Fire, Oswego Police Department

Mayor Billy Barlow hosted a promotional ceremony Tuesday evening at City Hall for the Oswego Fire Department and Oswego Police Department, promoting seven police officers and six firefighters to new positions.

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Mayor Barlow announces 2021Tree Lighting Celebration & Fireworks

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the Annual Tree Lighting celebration will be held on Saturday, November 27th in Don Hill Civic Plaza with several different activities beginning at 3:00pm.

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Mayor Barlow announces $108,000 awarded through 2nd Round of REVIVAL Funding

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today grant funding awarded to local businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the City of Oswego from the second round of funding under the city's COVID-19 REVIVAL funding to assist with recovering from the pandemic.

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Mayor Barlow announces opening of 2021-22 free public ice-skating season

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the opening of free, public skating in the city of Oswego on Tuesday, November 2nd at 6:00pm and released the schedule for open and family skating for the 2021-22 winter season for both city ice rink facilities.

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Oswego Police Provide Body Cameras to SUNY Oswego PD

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the Oswego City Police Department has donated used AXON body cameras to the SUNY Oswego Police Department to assist with expanding the SUNY PD's body camera fleet.

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