OSWEGO – Oswego Health announced on August 31 that Oswego Mayor William Barlow would be joining, prompting a months-long local guessing game of “What would Barlow do if he was no longer mayor?” I showed my last hand and won the pot. They serve as Vice Presidents of Public Relations and Systems Development, a newly created office that combines Barlow’s strengths with Oswego Health’s ambitions.
Mr. Barlow will formally assume the office on September 19 and will serve as mayor of the city until December 31, 2023, when his term is limited to two terms.
According to Barlow, the job “will be a few different things. Part of it is that Oswego Health has several projects in the hopper that will require some control during the design and build phases.” I think of downtown revitalization projects and waterside projects, which are roles I enjoy and gain experience in. And some establishments are using my connections in state and local government to We are working in tandem with some legislative work to help Oswego Health get funding to start and support several projects.
“I definitely know some of the major local players,” he said. With the connections and relationships we have built over the past eight years, we can take advantage of some of the opportunities that Oswego Health may have.
“I’ve always tried to work with people, Republicans and Democrats alike, to give Oswego the best chance possible. And looking back now, what we did for Oswego I’m glad I did it, not only for what I might be able to do now for Oswego Health. Opportunity.”
Barlow himself may have had plenty of opportunities, but at Oswego Health he seems to have found an opportunity to check all his boxes and his future goals. He sees this work as a long-term solution to his own quest.
“For the past year or so, almost every day, people have asked me what I plan to do when I am no longer mayor. I was 31 years old and surviving 30 years in politics is very difficult, especially in today’s climate. I really want a long-term career and I think I’ll see what I’m doing for quite some time in the healthcare field, especially in this role.”
Working two jobs at once is nothing new for Barlow. In fact, his new position at Oswego Health offers the perfect combination he was looking for.
“Many people may not realize that, in addition to being mayor, I have had a full-time job throughout my tenure as mayor[as Rep. Will Barclay’s Regional Director],” he said. said. “So it’s not a big change for me in terms of time management. Anyway, I’ve had to balance it since the day I took my oath. It was important to me to find a role that could end the
Barlow summarizes: That’s why I ran for mayor, and there’s no better way to serve your hometown and community than health care. I think Renaissance Oswego Health has a huge opportunity here. On top of that, just as he rebuilt the Oswego community, he hopes to apply the same philosophy and approach to Oswego Health to make that system better than ever. “
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