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

Thursday Morning Roundtable has a new location at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse in Downtown Syracuse.

September 2018 Schedule
September 13The Vibrancy of Downtown SyracuseMerike Treier, Executive Director of the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, will talk about the revitalization of downtown Syracuse and the upcoming projects.
September 20City of Syracuse Ongoing and Upcoming ProjectsStephanie Pasquale, Commissioner of the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, will talk about the current and upcoming projects of her department and the Mayor’s vision for the City of Syracuse.
September 27Community Involvement in Economic DevelopmentChris Steele, COO and President, North America of Investment Consulting Associates and Jim Damicis, Senior Vice President, Carmoin Associates, will discuss and present concepts and regional trends in economic development and community support, including examples of success stories achieved by similar communities in the northeast.

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




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