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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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Latest News

Mayor Barlow announces 3rd City of Oswego Chalk Walk Event on June 19th

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the Oswego City Youth Bureau will host another city wide at-home, outdoor chalk art contest on Saturday, June 19, 2021 (Rain date will be Saturday, June 26th).

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Mayor Barlow proclaims May 6th-May 12th Nurses Week honoring Oswego nurses

Mayor Billy Barlow joined nurses and administrative staff at Oswego Health to announce May 6th through May 12th in the City of Oswego will be celebrated as Nurses Week, recognizing and honoring nurses in and around the Oswego community.

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Mayor Barlow announces 2021 Oswego Summer Concert Series schedule

City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has announced the schedule for the 2021 Oswego Summer Concert Series at Veteran's Stage and the Water Street Square downtown pocketpark.

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Mayor Barlow Announces 2021 Independence Day Downtown Block Party Independence Day Parade & Harborfest 2021 Cancelled

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the City of Oswego has cancelled the Independence Day Parade for the second consecutive year due to issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mayor Barlow announces start of construction for 2021 Paving Project

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the start of the 2021 City of Oswego paving project, resulting in widespread construction and multiple detours throughout the city.

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Mayor Barlow plans annual 10-day "Code Enforcement Blitz" in 1st, 3rd Wards

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has announced the Oswego City Code Enforcement Office and the Oswego City Police Department will collaborate once again to conduct the annual "code enforcement blitz" on the West side of the City of Oswego from Utica Street to Lake Street in the first, third and fifth city wards.

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Oswego DPW, Oswego Rotary Club clean Oswego in celebration of Earth Day

Mayor Billy Barlow stopped by to thank members of the Oswego Rotary Club who participated in the International Watershed Cleanup of the Great Lakes Project this morning in Oswego by cleaning the waterfront along Harbor Trail and Lakeside Park.

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