Thursday Morning Roundtable

Thursday Morning Roundtable is sponsored by Syracuse University’s Office of Community Engagement. TMR brings together a mix of citizens representing business, non- profit, educational, and government organizations to examine community issues. Since its inception in 1965, more than 1,600 programs have been delivered to TMR audiences.

Upcoming Schedule

Meetings  begin  at    8:00 a.m. at  the Warehouse at 350 W. Fayette Street.

November 2018 Schedule
November 1Economic Development at the Grassroots LevelPanel: Mark Olson, Village of Fayetteville Mayor; Carolyn Evans-Dean, South Avenue Business Corridor Revitalization Project Manager; Mark Venesky, Cicero Town Supervisor; Mike LaFlair, Housing Visions Director of Marketing and Community Relations. This is a collaboration with FOCUS Greater Syracuse.
November 8ScoutingGrey Rolland, Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, Longhouse Council, will discuss the changes to the Boy Scouts, including allowing girls to join.
November 15We Rise Above the StreetsAl-Amin Muhammad will discuss his experiences with homelessness and his agency, We Rise Above the Streets.
November 22Happy Thanksgiving!
November 29Mayor Ben WalshMayor Ben Walsh will discuss his time in office and his plans for the future of the City of Syracuse.

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.
  • 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

Syracuse University Office of Community Engagement
350 W. Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone:  315-443-5593
Fax: 315-443-6153