SUNY Oswego professor running for fourth ward council seat

Oswego, N.Y. — Diane Zeller has always served in the community. She’s held positions on local school boards, taught social justice classes at SUNY Oswego, and is an active member of her parish. Yet, for Zeller, that was never going to be enough. Last week, the life long Oswego resident announced she would be running for Oswego’s fourth ward common council Seat. Zeller says it’s something she has thought about doing for a long time.

“I’ve always had a lifetime commitment that we are only as strong as the weakest link. So I think I have something to offer and I think now is a good time to make that offer,” Zeller said.

If elected, Zeller says she will make an effort toward getting other legislators in Oswego to take more risks to help improve communities, a focus on economic redevelopment, and more of a push to unite the campus and city community. Part of this would include seeing what is helping the best small cities in America succeed.

“We need to see what the best practices are and see how to include these best practices in our community model,” Zeller said.

This week, Zeller is the in petition process collecting signatures to get on the ballot. Zeller says she looks forward to introducing herself personally to members of the fourth ward.