Mission Statemant and Organization

OUR MISSION

To promote an increased public awareness of, and civic pride in, the unique history and geography as well as the varied cultural and recreational opportunities to be found in the City of Oswego and its waterfront, the County of Oswego, the Oswego River and the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario.  This will include, but not be limited to, providing a series of events or activities which highlight the quality of life in this area.

OUR ORGANIZATION

Harborfest is produced by Oswego Harbor Festivals Inc and is supported through memorabilia sales, site fees, membership, foundation grants and by the business community. Harborfest is thankful to its business partners for their generosity and continued support throughout the years. As a not-for-profit organization Oswego Harbor Festivals Inc. operates on a break-even budget and relies heavily on the support of volunteers. Proceeds from all revenue sources go toward the expenses associated with putting on this admission-free festival. Revenues in excess of expenses are invested into improvements for the next festival and support of cultural education in Oswego County Schools.

Staff: 

Doug Buske – Executive Director
Barbara Manwaring – Business Manager – Performing Arts Coordinator
Carol Dillabough – Sponsorship – Membership
Cindy Loughrey – Vendors

Bill Foley – 
PR/Festival Marketing –
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Officers:

  • President …………………………Chena Turner
  • 1st Vice President …………….Ernest Monts
  • 2nd Vice President…………….Colleen Carmella
  • Recording Secretary………….Marta Santiago
  • At Large……………………………Bruce Turner
  • Treasurer……………………………Joan Carol

Board of Directors:

Jeff Bame
Randy Bateman
Chuck Handley (Corresponding Secretary)

Colleen Caramella
Jeff Bame
Ron Falise
Joe Garafolo
Tony Gentile
Lisa Gray
Marilyn McMillen
Jake Mulcahey
Mike Myers
Amy Tresidder
Dave “Gibby” Thompson
Mary Greeney
Heathe Jones
Julie Restuccio
Margaret Mahaney
John Zanewyc
Ann Kirk

 

Harborfest Committees:

Executive
Audit/Finance
Children’s
Vendor
Finance
Government Relations
Fundraising
Sponsorship/Special Event
Membership
Logistics
Publicity
Merchandise
Nominating/Personnel
Programming
Volunteer/Park Manager

Affiliations:

International Festival and Events Association
New York Festival and Events Association
Seaway Trail, Inc.
Oswego County Tourism Advisory Council
Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce

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