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Board of Directors

Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Amy Tresidder - Chairperson, Board of Directors (
Kenneth Stevens - Vice-Chairperson
Francis Enwright - Secretary/Treasurer
Gerald Brown
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 he 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


Gerald Brown
Gerald Brown is a lifetime resident of Oswego.  He is a 24 year retired Navy Veteran and also spent 20 years at the Niagara Mohawk Nuclear Facility.  During his time in the Navy, Gerald served on the USS Capricornus (AKA 57) PHIBRON EIGHT during the Cuban Missle Crisis, worked as a Legal Court Reporter for the THIRD Naval District, and manned Naval Reserve Centers in New York and Massachusetts.  In his two decades with Niagara Mohawk he held positions in Security, Mechanical Maintenance, Document Control, and Plant Operations.  He was educated at the Naval Justice School, Northern Essex Community College, and SUNY Oswego.  In 2006, Gerald was appointed Alderman of the Fourth Ward, City of Oswego, by then Mayor Randy Bateman to complete a vacated position.  Gerald is a life member of the Oswego Elks BPOE #271.  He resides in Oswego with his wife Linda.  They have two sons, Gergory and Christopher.


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, 2018-2019

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
Gerald Brown, 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


Committee Members -
Gerald Brown, Committee Chair
Francis Enwright
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
Amy Tresidder

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
Gerald Brown
Francis Enwright


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

Our Location

1 East 2nd Street Oswego, NY 13126
Phone : (315) 343-4503


The Port of Oswego Authority has accepted bids submitted in response to RFP: Articulating Wheel Loader.  The evaluation of the bid responses has been completed. The bidder that has been determined to be the lowest responsive and responsible bidder is Kleis Equipment, LLC and has been awarded the contract for the item listed: Doosan Wheel Loader DL550-5-US10.  

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Board Meetings

Meetings will typically be held the first Monday of each month at 5:30pm in the Port of Oswego Authority Conference Room located at 1 East Second Street, Oswego NY.

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