City unveils Barbara Donahue Drive in Tuesday ceremony

The street adjacent to the Safe Haven Museum in Oswego was dedicated to Barbara Donahue during a ceremony Tuesday June 10.

The road is now known as Barbara Donahue Drive.

Mayor Thomas Gillen said Donahue began working as a laborer with the Oswego Department of Public Works July 28, 1983 and also held positions of sign maintenance worker and traffic violations clerk, until her retirement Oct. 6, 1998.

In November of 1999, she was elected to the Oswego Common Council, representing the Second Ward. She served two four-year terms, from Jan. 1, 2000, until Dec. 31, 2007.

“In all, Barbara has given more than 25 years of dedicated service to the City of Oswego,” Gillen said.

In recognition of this service, Gillen and the Common Council approved the naming of the street BARBARA DONAHUE DRIVE.

“Today, we gather to recognize Barbara for her service to the City of Oswego and to officially dedicate BARBARA DONAHUE DRIVE, in her honor. Thank you, Barbara, for your many years of service to the City of Oswego,” Gillen said.

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