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Board of Directors

Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Amy Tresidder - Chairperson, Board of Directors (chairperson@portoswego.com)
Kenneth Stevens - Vice-Chairperson
Francis Enwright - Secretary/Treasurer
Connie Cosemento
Ranjit Dighe
Thomas Schneider
John Kares Smith

Amy Tresidder - Chairperson, Board of Directors
Amy Tresidder and her husband, Ernie, moved from Canton, NY to Oswego in 1979 when Ernie started working at Alcan.  Before moving to Oswego, Amy, a graduate from SUNY-Canton, worked as a typesetter at Clarkson Univeristy, and later as a secretary at the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services, SUNY-Canton, and BOCES.  The Tresidders raised five children, and are the proud grandparents of seven.

Amy was a stay-at-home mom for 22 years.  During that time, she was active as a volunteer in the schools and community.  She has been a certified La Leche League Leader since 1984.  She worked for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (2000-2008) as a secretary and sales coordinator.  Tresidder served as an Oswego County Legislator (2010-2016), and was on several special committees, including the Nuclear Tax Status Committee and the Transfer Station Advisory Committee.  She also served on the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Agriculture with the New York State Association of Counties.  She served on the Advisory Council for the Office of the Aging, and was a Board Member of Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Oswego County Traffic Safety Board, and Friends of History in Fulton.  She is a member of Oswego Elk's Lodge #271.

Tresidder currently is a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, and served as its president for two years.  In 2015 Tresidder, was honored as an Oswego County Woman of Distinction by NYS Senator Patty Ritchie's Office.  Tresidder also was a candidate for Mayor in Oswego in 2015.

Kenneth Stevens - Vice-Chairperson, Board of Directors

 

Francis Enwright - Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Directors

 

Connie Cosemento

 

Ranjit Dighe

 

John Kares Smith
Dr. John Kares Smith, Professor of Communication Studies, has over thirty years experience serving the faculty of SUNY-Oswego and the Oswego community.  He is a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service award, presented by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity "for dedication and service to the college and Oswego community."  He is also a Recipient of the International Awareness and Peace Award, presented by The Coalition for Peace Education for Outstanding Dedication to Peace Education and Leadership in 2000.  Dr. Smith has earned the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching bestowed by the Chancellor of the State University of New York, "in recognition of superb performance as a classroom teacher,"  and is also the State of New York and United University Professions Excellence Award for Professional Service, given to "exemplary faculty and professionals in the Professional Services Negotiating Unit in recognition of sustained, outstanding performance and superior service to the State University and to the State of New York."  Since 2000, he has been included in Who's Who Among American Teachers and has been profiled in the Directory of American Scholars.  Dr. Smith has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Oswego Opera Company, a member of the Board of Assessment Review for the City of Oswego and as a member and Vice-Chairman of the Oswego Zoning Board of Appeals.  He and his family have lived in Oswego for amost forty years.

Thomas Schneider 

 

Board Committees, 2019-2020

Executive Committee:
-Defines roles of Board Members and the Executive Director

-Provides Board orientation process

-Oversees public relations

-Maintains organizational chart, and reviews personnel polices

-Provides annual review of the Executive Director

-Makes recommendations for labor agreements

-Maintains job descriptions

Committee Members -
Amy Tresidder, Chairperson
Kenneth Stevens, Vice-Chairperson
Francis Enwright, Secretary/Treasurer
Thomas Schneider, Audit Committee Chair
 

Planning and Development Committee:
-Oversees special planning projects

-Identifies, plans and sets benchmarks for Port services

-Maintains listing of Port assets

-Oversees capital projects and asset acquisition

-Security

Committee Members -
Francis Enwright, Committee Chair
Connie Cosemento
Kenneth Stevens
 

Governance Committee:
-Develops and implements policies and procedures relating to the rules and regulations of the Port regarding hiring, contracting, civil service, pensions and benefits, ethics and conflicts of interests of staff and Board Members, and management of such as it may relate to the governance of the Port of Oswego Authority.

Committee Members -
John Kares Smith, Committee Chair
Kenneth Stevens
Connie Cosemento
 

Audit and Finance Committee:
-Reviews both internal and external audit functions, including, but not limited to, working with the outside auditor, reviewing the audit, and implementing actions.

-Reviews budgeting, purchasing, sales, procedures, contracts, leases, consultants, employment, and benefit costs, on at least an annual basis.

Committee Members -
Thomas Schneider, Committee Chair
Ranjit Dighe
Francis Enwright

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Port of Oswego Authority is to serve as an economic catalyst in the Central New York Development Council District Region by providing diversified and efficient transportation services and conducting operations in a manner that promotes regional and international growth and development while being mindful of our responsibility to serve as a steward of the environment.
Adopted - September 28, 2011
Revised - March 8, 2017

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Phone : (315) 343-4503

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