Apr 11, 2023
David Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Oswego County, NY, will provide opening remarks on Wednesday, April 19th, and moderate the Sustainability Panel on Friday, April 21st, at the 2023 NYS Tourism Conference. David will welcome attendees to Oswego as the host, and share comments on Oswego County Tourism and what they offer.
David R. Turner – Oswego County Director of Strategic Initiatives and the Offices of Community Development, Tourism & Planning
Mr. Turner has over 35 years of public and private community development experience and has served in his current capacity since April of 2006. His responsibilities include the oversight and management of; the County’s public information services, the promotion of the civic, cultural and natural resources within the county, the County’s housing assistance programs, the County’s planning and land use related activities, the acquisition and utilization of state and federal grant funds to assist the County in its operations as well as grant opportunities for external partners across a broad spectrum and a member of the management team charged with identifying opportunities for growth throughout the County’s priority business sectors.
Prior to his service with the County, Mr. Turner served as the Director of Community Development for the City of Oswego for over five years where he was also responsible for the planning, housing and community development activities including the City’s waterfront revitalization plan and several million dollars of associated waterfront improvements.
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Oswego County, NY
About Oswego County, NY
In 1816, Oswego County became the 48th county established through an act of the New York State Legislature. Today, with two cities, 10 villages and 22 towns, business and educational opportunities abound here. The Oswego County Legislature works to deliver a variety of services and ensure a high quality of life for its residents.
Oswego County is ideally situated between Great Lake Ontario, the Tug Hill Plateau and Oneida Lake. Rich in natural beauty, it has thousands of acres of public forests and wildlife management areas. Its unique geography provides a wide variety of recreational experiences for residents and visitors alike.
In addition to year-round outdoor adventure, Oswego County offers fascinating history, family-friendly festivals and welcoming hospitality!