Working together for a better community.

LOC is an annual leadership development program that prepares a select group of county residents to become the community stewards of the future. This group embarks on a nine-month course on Oswego County and its resources, vital issues of today, and visioning for tomorrow.

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2019 LOC Award Nomination

Please use the link below to fill out the LOC Award Nomination for 2019

2019 LOC Award Nomination Form

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Who we are

Leadership Oswego County is a community program administered by SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations. The Leadership Oswego County program explores community trusteeship, leadership skills, current issues and networking with a diverse group of community residents.

Key community members mentor and share with participants about the skills and knowledge needed to be effective leaders. Graduates of the program are better prepared to serve the community in the roles of board member, citizen, employee or volunteer with organizations that serve Central New York.

Our mission and vision

The MISSION of Leadership Oswego County is to educate committed citizens to become a well-informed, engaged, and diverse network of community stewards.

The VISION of Leadership Oswego County is to develop a group of leaders who will apply their collective experiences and skills to broaden our community’s vision and improve the quality of life for all Oswego County residents.

Philip Church

Alumni spotlight

Philip Church

Oswego County Administrator, Class of 1993

"Anything that can broaden your scope of knowledge allows you the opportunity to advance in your work. Any time you can broaden your view helps you as well. Through the program, my ability to become more knowledgeable about the broad expanse of the county was helpful. It really helps people gain a new understanding of how our communities work."

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Leadership Oswego County participants will be awarded six continuing education units (CEUs) upon graduation.

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Our Sponsors

We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors. It is through their generosity that we are able to cultivate our newest generation of leaders.

Sponsors for the 2018 Class:

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Leadership Award Winners

Sabine Ingerson
Community Leadership Award

Kevin Slimmer
Distinguished Alumni Award


Leadership Oswego County

Office of Business and Community Relations

34 East Bridge Street, Oswego, NY 13126


Phone: 315.312.3492

Hours: 8 am - 4 pm
Monday - Friday