A Message from the County Executive

Dear Neighbors:

Happy Spring! April was another busy month for Onondaga County as we continue to execute on our historic investments in our people and our economy. April also meant Opening Day at NBT Bank Stadium and I would encourage everyone to enjoy a game at our newly renovated stadium. National Library Week was celebrated this month and I had the honor of joining some special friends at the Liverpool Public Library to commemorate the occasion. Last, but not least, we continued our series of town halls with Micron to ensure that every member of our community has the opportunity to take part in this historic investment.

Below are additional highlights from this past month and other great stories of things happening in Onondaga County. As always, if my office can be of any assistance please email us at contactex@ongov.net or call (315) 435-3516.



April 2023

"The future of this country is right here in our county. That validates our community, our values and most importantly, it validates our people." County Executive Ryan McMahon

Current Events

County Executive throws out ceremonial first pitch to open 2023 Syracuse Mets Season

County Executive Ryan McMahon, along with more than 9,000 fans, helped the Syracuse Mets open the 2023 season in style with a 5-0 shutout of the Rochester Red Wings. For more information about tickets and other special promotions, click on the link in the Syracuse Mets section at the end of the Newsletter.

What's New at Famous NBT Bank Stadium for 2023

  • Cashless: NBT Bank Stadium has moved to an all-cashless system for speed, safety and convenience. This includes a reverse ATM option for fans who will be able to insert cash and receive a debit card for the same amount that can be used anywhere in the Stadium.

  • We Care Wednesdays: We Care Wednesdays will allow the Mets to feature local 501(c)(3) community organizations to raise awareness about their causes and raise money to continue making a lasting difference throughout the community.

Onondaga County's Comeback Story Continues

County Executive Ryan McMahon joined the Lotte team and hundred of community members to celebrate Lotte Biologics' acquisition of the Bristol Myers Squibb pharmaceutical plant in East Syracuse. Lotte plans to make the plant its U.S headquarters for manufacturing for biologics, which are medications derived from natural sources rather than chemicals. And what's more, the company plans to turn a long dormant building on the former Bristol campus into a manufacturing center for antibody-conjugates, which uses antibodies to aggressively attack cancer tumors.

County Executive Ryan McMahon said, "Five or six years ago, this facility was really in jeopardy of being shuttered. Now we're talking about reinvesting $80 million in this facility. It's already creating new jobs and making products that are critical not just for our country but the entire world. This is a big deal."

For more information on Lotte Biologics and career information, click below:

Lotte Biologics

YWCA of Onondaga County's "Stand Against Racism Week"

County Executive Ryan McMahon and Mayor Ben Walsh joined YWCA Executive Director Fanny Villarreal for their Walk to End Racism, declaring the week of April 23rd "Stand Against Racism Week" in Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse. The YWCA's theme this year is "Until Justice Just Is" which promotes health equity for all.

The County Executive supports the YWCA and it's mission to eliminate racism, empower woman, stand up for social justice, strengthen communities and help families. He encourages all residents, local businesses, education, and community and faith-based based organizations to celebrate diversity and advocate for the elimination of racism. For more information about the YWCA of Onondaga County, please click below:

YWCA of Onondaga County

Camillus-Solvay-Geddes Rotary Club Hosts County Executive

County Executive Ryan McMahon joined Camillus-Solvay-Geddes Rotary Club President, John Rohner, members of the Howard Hanna Real Estate Office and Legislator Julie Abbott for a community update. The County Executive discussed the historic investments being made into our human services as well as an update on the Micron project. If your community group would like to host the County Executive, please contact our office at (315) 435-3516 or e-mail us by clicking below:

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E-Mail Contact

County Executive Celebrates National Library Week

County Executive Ryan McMahon stopped by the Liverpool Public Library to help celebrate National Library Week and read a book to the children in attendance to promote and celebrate this important week of learning and education. For more information on events and a list of all Public Libraries in Onondaga County, click below:

Onondaga County Public Libraries

County Executive Joins Community Partners at 2023 Bresnahan Book Award

The Bresnahan Book Award was created in 2014 by the Liverpool

Central School District's (LCSD) Library Department in memory of esteemed colleague, Lori Bresnahan. The award is presented during a special ceremony featuring Liverpool CSD staff, who read the nominated books. Nominees are selected from the list created by NYS Reading Association for the Charlotte Award, one of Lori's favorite book awards. County Executive Ryan McMahon joined other community partners and officials in honoring the beloved librarian.

County Executive Volunteers at North Area Meals on Wheels

County Executive Ryan McMahon had the honor of volunteering at the North Area Meals on Wheels in North Syracuse. He assisted in everything from preparing, to delivering meals.

Meals on Wheels has been guided by a single goal since its inception in a small Philadelphia neighborhood in 1954, to support our senior neighbors to extend their health and independence as they age. For more information on how you can get involved, please click below:

Meals on Wheels

The Friends of Rosamond Gifford Zoo Named a Business of the Year Finalist

The County Executive was honored to inform and congratulate the Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo on being named a CenterState CEO 2023 Business of the Year Finalist in the nonprofit category. Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo exists to provide financial support to the zoo through funds dedicated to the welfare of the zoo's animals, educational programs, and their family friendly facilities. For more information on the Friends of Rosamond Gifford Zoo, please click below:

Rosamond Gifford Zoo

County Executive Welcomes NYS Town Clerks Association for Annual Conference

County Executive Ryan McMahon welcomed the NYS Town Clerks Association (NYSTCA) 41st Annual Conference to Downtown Syracuse. The NYSTCA is an organization dedicated to promoting the professional development of town clerks across the State as administrative leaders. It is the only conference designed specifically for the education and professional development of Town Clerks and their Deputies.

County Executive Speaks at Onondaga County RecruitNY Fire Service Event

County Executive Ryan McMahon joined members of the Clay Fire Department Station # 1 to promote membership opportunities with local fire departments and the importance of volunteer fire service. Volunteer fire organizations have added thousands of members through the years thanks in part to the RecruitNY initiative. For more information on volunteer fire service, please click below:


Micron Updates

County Executive Speaks at Micron Inaugural Chip Camp

County Executive Ryan McMahon along with one hundred and twenty (120) lucky students participated in Micron Technology, Inc.'s inaugural Chip Camp held at Liverpool Middle School. The camp is part of Micron's pledge to spend $10 million on STEM Education in schools throughout Onondaga County. Students took part in a variety of STEM-related activities that focused on how companies like Micron make semi-conductor chips, why developing highly controlled environments or clean rooms are so important and being future innovators. This free day camp is for students completing either the 7th or 8th grade and focuses on hands-on science activities related to the semiconductor industry. Students learn what engineers and scientists do every day. Activities are lead by Micron engineers and professionals and include a visit to Micron’s headquarters. Future Chip Camps will be held in the North Syracuse School District (June 27-29) and at Onondaga Community College (July 11-13).

County Executive Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Camillus

County Executive Ryan McMahon along with executives from Micron hosted their sixth (6th) Town Hall at West Genesee High School on April 10th. Some updates include:

  • The County is working to prepare the future Micron site, and includes daily and visible movement (Micron "broke ground" on Wednesday, April 19th);

  • The County has received federal guidance in completing environmental review, which has aided in the acceleration of the process;

  • County Executive, Ryan McMahon, has met with dozens of supply chain companies, all of which will need to be operational prior to the completion of Micron's historic and mega facility. Announcements, as to the selected supply chain companies, is expected later this year.

OCC to offer new programs that focus on Micron Employment

Onondaga Community College (OCC) plans to offer two new programs this fall, a two-year Associates Degree and one-year Certificate in Electromechanical Technology. Both were created based on what Micron says it needs: Technicians who can operate and maintain the highly robotic machines that will produce microscopic-size computer chips in large quantities.

Micron has told OCC that it will need 1,000 Technicians and 1,000 Engineers to operate each of the four semiconductor fabrication facilities, or chip fabs, it plans to build at the 1,400 acre Clay complex.

OCC also plans to to debut other programs this fall intended to help students obtain jobs at Micron or in other fields such as: supply chain and construction management, architectural design and welding.

Onondaga Parks Spring Fishing at Carpenter's Brook

For more information on Spring Fishing and other summer camps/events, please click below:

Onondaga County Parks

Onondaga County Hosts Free Rabies Clinic

The Onondaga County Health Department is offering free Rabies Clinic's throughout the County. For more information, click below:

Free Rabies Clinic

Click below for 2023 Syracuse Mets Home Schedule

Syracuse Mets Home Schedule

Office of the County Executive

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