This Week’s Thursday Morning Roundtable: Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh

Syracuse, N.Y. – City of Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh will discuss his job duties and how he is guiding the city through the pandemic during a Zoom public forum from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday hosted by Syracuse University’s Thursday Morning Roundtable.

When Walsh was elected as the 54th mayor of Syracuse in 2017, he became the city’s first independent mayor in more than 100 years. During his first three years in office, Syracuse has experienced reductions in vacant housing, crime and poverty and has seen an increase in high school graduation rates, household income and private sector jobs.

Mayor Ben Walsh

Wash’s vision for Syracuse – to be a growing city that embraces diversity and creates opportunity for all – has guided the city’s decision-making and led to the creation of the Syracuse Surge strategy for inclusive growth in the new economy. Working closely with the state and Onondaga County, Walsh has helped protect the health and security of city residents during the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more about Walsh in his bio here on the Ben Walsh for Mayor website.

Now in its 55th year, Thursday Morning Roundtable features speakers who discuss current topics in Central New York. Following the forum, residents can use the chat function to ask questions and Emily Winiecki, community engagement coordinator for Syracuse University’s Office of Community Engagement, will moderate the Q&A session.

The media is invited to watch and submit questions during the Q&A session following Walsh’s presentation. If media uses information from the forum, please credit Thursday Morning Roundtable as the Office of Community Engagement wants residents to identify TMR as a community resource.

What: City of Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh hosted by Syracuse University’s Thursday Morning Roundtable

When: 8-9 a.m. Thursday, April 29.

Watch: To watch and participate in the forum through a Zoom webinar, please register in advance (after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the forum).

Past TMR Recordings: To watch past TMR Zoom public forums, visit the Syracuse University Office of Community Engagement channel.

Next Week’s TMR: This is the final TMR of the spring semester.

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