Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County (CCE Oswego) is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Oswego County. For over 100 years, since 1914, the organization has been providing Oswego County residents with research-based educational programming that positively impacts individuals, families, businesses and communities. Cornell University, New York’s Land Grant College, serves as the research and information source for our programming.

Dave Lloyd

Dave graduated from SUNY Oswego with a BS in Education and a Minor in Athletic Coaching in 1981.  He taught Math at Central Square Jr. High before going to work at Nine Mile Point, where he spent the majority of his 23 years there focused on leadership, interpersonal and organizational development.  In 2005 Dave stepped out of his comfort zone leaving the nuclear business and joined Novelis Corporation, as the Plant Employee Development Leader.  During this time, he has been actively involved on the LOC Curriculum Committee, as well as serving as a presenter for the last 6 years.  

Christian Sweeting

Christian Sweeting is the Facilities Manager for Oswego County Opportunities (OCO). His primary role is to facilitate capital projects and improvements, ranging from remodels and additions, to preventative and emergency maintenance for over 50 OCO sites throughout Oswego County. He is also responsible for maintaining and negotiating contracts and service such as fire monitoring, snow removal and more, for the safety and betterment of OCO’s properties and consumers.

Margaret McKinstry

The Friend of Leadership Oswego County award recognizes long-time supporters of the Leadership Oswego County Program who are not necessarily alumni, but have made a significant contribution to the program’s success. This designation clearly applies to Peg. Peg has been attached to the Leadership Oswego County since its beginning in 1993, when she became the program’s first coordinator. She worked with the first three classes through the Class of 1995. Peg has since been on the Curriculum and Executive Committees as she continues to love and believe in it so much!

Atom Avery

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus who has made significant contributions to the community, has achieved particular excellence, exemplifies the spirit and goals of civic involvement and community trusteeship, and provides continuous support to Leadership Oswego County. Atom Z. Avery clearly embodies this designation.

Eric Bresee

The Community Leadership Award recognizes a leader who is devoted to the community, participates in civic organizations by taking leadership roles, has had a demonstrated impact on the growth of the community, and has displayed real vision and motivated others to realize the vision. Eric Anthony Bresee is the consummate community leader.

Eric grew up in Hannibal NY with his parents, Lawrence and Julia. He achieved his BA in Psychology as well as an MS in Counseling and Psychological Services from SUNY Oswego before going on to obtain licensure in Mental Health Counseling.

Brian Caswell

Brian Caswell has been teaching for Leadership Oswego County for many years. He has brought his experience of accounting and not for profit organizations to the class with great vigor and enthusiasm.

Brian grew up in Phoenix, NY and graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in English Literature. He also earned an MBA from Syracuse University. He joined the accounting firm of William M. Ely, CPA where he learned that giving back to the community is an important role for every small business.

Dan Farfaglia

Oswego County Legislator Dan Farfaglia grew up in the Fulton/Volney area. He graduated from G. Ray Bodley High School in 1989 and SUNY Morrisville in 1993. A big part of his childhood was focused on scholastic wrestling and he was part of his school’s third State Championship Team during his senior year. As an adult, he is giving back to the Fulton wrestling program by volunteering his time assisting with media relations, fundraising and more.

Garrette Weiss

Garrette Weiss is the Business Education Liaison for the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi). In this role his primary goal is to engage local and regional business and educational institutions to form strategic partnerships for the betterment of CiTi's students.

With over 20 years of experience in education, Garrette partners with local, state and regional school administrators, councilors, and teachers to develop viable and marketable career experience and development opportunities for students.

Workforce Development Board members

Our board is made up of representatives from many organizations with a vested interest in Oswego County workforce development.

Stacy Alvord
Oswego County Department of Social Services

Eric Behling
Behling’s Orchards

Jessica Behling
GDI Services Inc.

Shane Broadwell
Broadwell Hospitality Group

Patrick Carroll
U.A. Plumbers & Steamfitters

Brian Chetney
Oswego City-County Youth Bureau

Phil Church
Oswego County

Diane Cooper-Currier
Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.