Reconnecting Onondaga Lake with Citizens and the Community

4-15-16 Reconnecting Onondaga Lake 2

Friday, April 15, 2016 – 7:30 am to 8:45 am
in City Hall Commons Atrium at
201 E. Washington Street, Syracuse, NY

Join a Discussion with Onondaga County
Office of the Environment Director Travis Glazier
as he highlights recent shoreline activity
and addresses public use of Onondaga Lake

In 2012, F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse published the report

F.O.C.U.S. on Onondaga Lake:
A Roadmap to Facilitate Reconnecting the Lake with the Community

(Click here to read the Executive Summary or the full report)

Onondaga County contracted F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse to
find out what citizens wanted for the future of Onondaga Lake.
The resounding majority of citizens surveyed and interviewed
reinforced that they wanted to “Keep Onondaga Lake Public.”

Nearly four years later, more public use of the lake is noticeable and
citizens are engaging in conversations on what now and what next?

Come be part of the discussion about Onondaga Lake and
be part of what now and what next!


Click here for a print-friendly flyer to share

Speaker Biographies -

Travis R. Glazier – Director, Office of Environment for Onondaga County
Travis Glazier was appointed by County Executive Joanie Mahoney to serve as Director of the Office of Environment for Onondaga County in March of 2015. In this role, Glazier is responsible for County policy matters related to environmental protection, rehabilitation, and preservation. In addition, the Director acts as the liaison between the county, state and federal governments, as well as private interests, in environmental matters on behalf of the County Executive. The office of Environment is a Chartered Department whereby the Director is also responsible ensuring federal and state directives are followed by the County.

Glazier started his career with Onondaga County in 2010 working for the department of Water Environment Protection (WEP). In 2011 he was appointed by the County Executive to serve as the Director of Intergovernmental Relations and in 2014 appointed to the position of Deputy Commissioner of Facilities Management.
Prior to serving on the County Executive’s senior staff, Glazier founded a small internet company,, where he was CEO from 2005-2010. The company specialized in website software for political organizations, non-profits and advocacy groups.

From 2002-2005, Glazier served on the District Staff of Congressman Sherwood Boehlert (NY24) where he worked on issues related to the Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), veterans, Department of Defense and Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Glazier is a lifelong resident of upstate New York and holds a BA in politics with a minor in Environmental Studies from SUNY Potsdam and an Executive Masters in Public Administration (EMPA) from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He is a recent member of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCCRA) Board, the Onondaga Citizens League (OCL) Board and is a former Vice Chair of the 40 Below Steering Committee. He and his wife Christa reside in Liverpool with their son Gabriel and their English Bulldog, Meatball.


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