OCL is committed to improving community understanding of public and social policy issues and encouraging broad participation in the problem solving process.  In developing conclusions and advancing the recommendations of each study, OCL works with and through other groups to implement change. OCL values the actions of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the community’s quality of life.

Community Involvement

2015 Study Champion Award

Syracuse 20/20 board members accepted the inaugural OCL Study Champion Award at the 2015 OCL annual meeting. Collaboration and partnerships are critical to ensure OCL studies are meaningful, have impact, and serve as a tool for action. That is why OCL instituted a new Study Champion Award – to acknowledge those whose work furthers the… Read more »

2015 Civic Education Award

Michael Stanton of PACNY received the 2015 Levi L. Smith Civic Education Award at the 2015 OCL annual meeting. The award honors outstanding citizens and organizations for their contributions to civic education and their commitment to the ideals of civic involvement in public affairs. The Preservation Association of CNY (PACNY) was formed in 1974. Over… Read more »

OCL Honors Child Care Advocate

The Onondaga Citizens League honored child care advocate Peggy Liuzzi with the Dr. Bettye Caldwell Advocacy Award on April 14, 2014 at a conference marking release of OCL’s new study report, “Early Childhood and School Readiness: Creating a Community Where All Children Thrive by Five.”  Liuzzi retired as executive director of Child Care Solutions, a… Read more »

Downtown Living Tour

The Onondaga Citizens League presented the first Downtown Living Tour on Saturday, May 19, 2007. The public was invited to a self-guided tour of a selection of unique apartments, lofts, and condos, including historic renovations and new construction projects.  Restaurants and shops offered specials throughout the day to ticketholders. CENTRO provided a free shuttle around… Read more »

2007 Downtown Living Tour Poster