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Katko Listening Session Set Wednesday In Oswego

OSWEGO, NY – Mayor Tom Gillen announced Monday night that U.S. Congressman John Katko will host a listening session in Oswego.

Each listening session focuses on a unique topic, providing a platform for a discussion of districtwide priorities.

“These listening sessions provide an opportunity for me to hear the concerns of the people of the 24th District on some of most important issues facing Central New York,” said Rep. Katko. “I look forward to continuing the community discussion across the district.”

The event are free and open to the public.

The Oswego session will deal with economic development in Oswego County.

It will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Oswego City Hall,
13 W. Oneida St., the mayor said.

This listening session will be moderated by Jeff Grimshaw, director of the Office of Business and Community Relations at SUNY Oswego.

It will include Zelko Kirincich, executive director of the Port of Oswego Authority; Pat Carroll, business manager at United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 73; Theresa Himes, owner Bosco & Geers Food Market Ltd. and L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operation Oswego County, as panelists.

Katko has previously hosted listening sessions in Cayuga and Onondaga counties.

At Monday night’s council meeting, the mayor was authorized to execute a lease agreement with the congressman for a period of two year at the rate of $1 per month allowing Katko exclusive use of office space on the second floor of City Hall.