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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 Free Tour Day for Oswego families at Fort Ontario on July 3rd

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the Oswego City County Youth Bureau has partnered with Fort Ontario to offer free tours of Fort Ontario to Oswego families on Saturday, July 3rd at 10:00AM.

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Mayor Barlow announces city pool, Learn to Swim Program opening July 3rd

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced the Charles E. Gallagher public pool will open on Saturday, July 3rd after being closed in 2020 due to COVID-19.

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Mayor Barlow announces $25k in funding to improve East Side Community Garden

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the City of Oswego will allocate $25,000 to renovate the community garden on East Schuyler Street between East 7th and East 9th Street.

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Mayor Barlow announces opening of new Splashpad, mini golf at Breitbeck Park

Mayor Billy Barlow held a ribbon cutting event today opening the new water playground splash pad at Breitbeck Park in Oswego, along with a nine-hole putt-putt golf course and concession stand offering snacks and drinks to the public.

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Mayor Barlow, LGBTQ Community raise Pride Flag in Oswego for Pride Month

Mayor Billy Barlow joined several members of the LGBTQ community today to raise the Pride Flag in Don Hill Plaza outside City Hall to celebrate Pride Month.

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Mayor Barlow announces $225,000 awarded in REVIVAL Grants to local businesses

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the recipients of the City of Oswego's COVID-19 REVIVAL grant program, funded through the federal government's American Rescue Plan.

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Mayor Barlow announces third round of Zombie Home Repair Program

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today the launch of the third round of the City of Oswego's Zombie Home Repair Program, a program allowing the City of Oswego to repair vacant and dilapidated property throughout the community.

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