The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) awarded the Onondaga Citizens League and the Syracuse Downtown Committee its Tender Loving Care Award in recognition of the outstanding work on the Syracuse Downtown Living Tour. The Onondaga Citizens League is administered and supported by University College of Syracuse University.
The Onondaga Citizens League was instrumental in organizing and executing the first Syracuse Downtown Living Tour, which took place in 2007. The fifth tour is scheduled for this Saturday, May 21, from noon-6 p.m. The Downtown Committee of Syracuse continued the effort and now organizes the annual event.
“This honor is in recognition of the outstanding work on the Syracuse Downtown Living Tour, and exceptional achievement in promoting historic, neighborhood revitalization,” says Michael Flusche, president of the board of directors of PACNY. “As one of the major institutions in the city, the Onondaga Citizens League, by its actions, helps set the tone and the expectations for the community. OCL is demonstrating the wisdom of holding onto and enhancing our architectural patrimony.”
The Onondaga Citizens League (OCL) is designed contribute to community change through civic education. OCL was organized in 1978 as a way to spur communication, connect community resources and influence public policy.
University College’s community programs serve as a bridge between the academic purposes of the University and the interests and needs of the community. For more information, visit: http://www.uc.syr.edu/Community/index.html or http://onondagacitizensleague.org/About/index.html.