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September 19, 2018

Mayor Gillen Announces Appointment of Zoning and Planning Director


OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy L. Birdsall, Assoc. AIA, as the Zoning and Planning Director for the city of Oswego.

Birdsall will lead the Zoning and Planning Department.

Her responsibilities will include overseeing city land use policies, zoning administration, and planning and development efforts.

Birdsall was raised in Oswego and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s of Professional Studies in Architecture.

Her career in architecture took her to the resort communities of Vail and Aspen, Colorado, where she worked for 14 years for award-winning architecture firms and as president of her own design firm.

In 2013, she moved back home to Oswego to be close to her family.

While in Colorado, she served on the American Institute of Architects Colorado State Board as the associate director during 2006 -2007 and the Western Colorado Chapter Board in various leadership positions from 2005 – 2013.

Upon her return to Oswego last year, she was appointed by Mayor Gillen to the city of Oswego Planning Board and the Tree Advisory Board.

She has also been active with the Oswego Renaissance Association, whose mission is to promote the development, restoration, and preservation of healthy, vibrant neighborhoods and communities in Oswego.

Birdsall resides in the city of Oswego.

The Zoning and Planning Director position was created in response to the city’s desire to focus on beautification and quality standards for future development.

One Response “Mayor Gillen Announces Appointment of Zoning and Planning Director”

  1. Marc Applebaum
    January 14, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Hi Amy- sounds like you have a new job. Sounds exciting. How’s is it going?
    Do you miss Co.? I’ve started my own firm and things have been good.

    Hope all is well!- Marc

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