OSWEGO – Peter Myles has been named as the new Oswego Harborfest Executive Director.
Myles, a veteran educator-administrator with 34 years of professional experience within the Oswego City School District, will officially commence his new duties in January.
Of his appointment Myles said, “I see Harborfest as a tremendous community and regional event. I am retiring after 34 years and really wanted to continue to be involved with the community and this is a very exciting avenue to take. I appreciate the confidence of the Oswego Harborfest Board of Directors and I look forward to working with what I perceive as a very dedicated staff.”
The annual event is something special to Myles.
He said, “My wife and I have attended Harborfest regularly, but more importantly it provides a great family event. My family comes together and the Grucci fireworks have always been a highlight for us.”
Myles realizes that there are financial challenges in regards to continuing the Oswego Harborfest celebration.
He said, “There are always financial challenges for non-profit organizations. The effort to put this festival together is monumental and involves not only our staff and board of directors, but we appreciate the support of businesses, municipalities, organizations and of course individual members.”
Ironically, during his career he was involved with the teacher exchange program at the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant and worked with former Oswego Harborfest Director Mike Redding.
He also was involved with the Energy Center in assisting to educate and inform visitors about nuclear power.
He is looking forward to “seeing what improvements or changes that can be made to contribute to the growth and excitement of Harborfest.”
Myles will officially commence his duties in January and can be reached at [email protected]