Leadership program seeks county residents for class of 2017


June 20, 2016

Leadership Oswego County, a program of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, is recruiting through June and July for the class of 2017.

The program, founded in 1992, prepares a select group of county residents to become the community leaders of the future.

A Sept. 15 and 16 retreat will start the class on a nine-month course of intensive study of leadership skills, Oswego County and its resources, vital issues of today and visioning for tomorrow. Members then will meet the first Friday of each month through the following May for a day of community exploration and personal development.

For more information or applications, which are accepted through Aug. 1, visit oswego.edu/obcr or contact SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations at (315) 312-3492. The program is open to anyone over 21 who lives or works in Oswego County.

This year, the program was supported through sponsorship of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, Gifford Foundation, Entergy Nuclear Northeast, Cornell Cooperative Extension and SUNY Oswego. The support makes scholarships available to provide access to participants from all parts of the community.

Businesses interested in partnering with Leadership Oswego County for sponsorship, hosting a class or presenting should contact the college’s Office of Business and Community Relations.

PHOTO CAPTION: Leadership class—As SUNY Oswego’s Leadership Oswego County begins seeking its class of 2017, recent graduates in the class of 2016 gather. In front (from left) are Nathan Woodcock, Elizabeth Thompson, April Jordal, Carol Shannon, Marla Berlin, Danielle Fox, Laura Kelly, Karryn Anthony, Kelly Sawyer and Jill Pippin. Back row: Ashley Elder, Jennifer Hall, Melissa Newman, Lucas Summers, Nicole Pritchard, Jennifer Walters, David Eastman, Shane Hoey, Nicole Shue, Shelby Cusson, Jennifer Martin and Mariah Senecal-Reilly.