Thursday Morning Roundtable

Thursday Morning Roundtable (TMR) is an award-winning public service program sponsored by University College of Syracuse University. TMR is a weekly civic forum bringing together a mix of citizens to learn about and discuss community issues and problems. Since its inception in 1965, TMR has delivered over 1,600 programs for its members, who represent a cross-section of business, non-profit, educational, and government organizations.

Upcoming Schedule

TMR meets from 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204. Dress is business or business casual.

TMR can be heard on WCNY-FM, 91.3, on Sundays at 8 p.m. and at

March 8, 2018

Fair Housing Act: 50 Years Later

Sally Santangelo, executive director of CNY Fair Housing, will discuss the history of the Fair Housing Act, 50 years after it was established. She’ll talk about the legal rights of those renting or buying homes, common types of discrimination, and how they advocate for those being discriminated against.

March 15, 2018

The Changing Continuum of Healthcare in CNY

As the face of health care is changing, health care organizations are working to transform how health care is being delivered within the community. Leslie P. Luke, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health, will discuss the commitment to keeping our families, friends, employees and neighbors out of the hospital in two ways: first, through focusing on preventative care and maintaining health and second, by identifying and finding solutions to people’s challenges in receiving health care services.

March 22, 2018

Children’s Mental Health

Dr. James S Demer, a specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Upstate University Hospital, Elizabeth Nolan, executive director of Hillside Children’s Center, Central Region, and Karin Moscov, parent, will discuss children’s mental health.

March 29, 2018

The State of the County

County Executive Joanie Mahoney will outline her administration’s work from the previous year and announce her plans going forward.


Much of the value of TMR stems from the mix of participants and viewpoints. One of TMR’s objectives is to assemble a cross-section of citizens from business, government, and various types of nonprofit organizations. Regular attendance is expected and is considered critical to achieving the program’s objectives. It is important to not limit attendance to particular topics or speakers, as the greatest benefit often comes from presentations on topics that may not be familiar or of perceived personal interest.

TMR welcomes individuals who:

  • Bring diversity of viewpoint to the Roundtable
  • Exhibit interest in a broad range of social and public issues
  • Have a reputation as a “doer” and will use information gained through TMR in the community
  • Is a contributor to community endeavors
  • Make a commitment to regular attendance

If you are interested in becoming a member, please:

  • Submit the application below.  You will also be asked to
  • In the application, you will be asked to upload an up-to-date resume.
  • In the application, you will be asked to upload letter of reference.

Applications are reviewed quarterly.

Apply to TMR