(Press release from City of Oneonta)

Monday, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig appointed Barbara Ann Heegan, President &

CEO of The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, to the Steering Committee of the Downtown Oneonta Revitalization Initiative. The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce represents 530 member businesses that are led by business owners, executives and key employees from prominent local companies.

According to Heegan: “The Chamber is well positioned to contribute its full range of business resources to the Steering Committee in support of the strong vision for the growth of Downtown.”

The Steering Committee will work with urban planners and with staff from the state Department of State, the state office of Homes and Community Renewal and the Governor’s Office on a plan for the city. In July 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo named the city of Oneonta as a recipient of the state’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award for the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic
Development Council.