OSWEGO, N.Y. — Operation Oswego County Inc. (OOC) recently recognized Michael J. Pollock with the Martin Rose Economic Developer Merit Award during the OOC annual meeting held in mid-June.
Pollock, now retired, previously served as president and CEO of Fulton Savings Bank.
OOC said it honored Pollock “in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding record of exhibiting leadership, expertise, support and cooperation in advancing economic and community development efforts that have enhanced the business climate and quality of life in Oswego County and in Central New York.”
The award acknowledged Pollock’s 41 years in the financial-services industry and for serving as president and CEO of Fulton Savings Bank for 28 years, representing the longest-serving president in the bank’s more than 150-year history.
Besides his work duties, Pollock also served numerous boards and organizations that include United Way, Oswego Harborfest, Fulton Jazz Festival, CNY Art Center, Fulton Public Library, Oswego County Catholic Charities, Fulton YMCA, Cayuga Community College Foundation, Oswego County Goals 2000, and the Fulton Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) planning committee.
He also served for 20 years on the board of directors of Operation Oswego County, the economic-development organization said.
Having celebrated its 150-year anniversary in 2021, Fulton Savings Bank is the city’s oldest, locally owned, longest-standing business, according to The Friends of History in Fulton, Inc. The bank has offices in the Fulton, Baldwinsville, Phoenix, Central Square, Brewerton, and Constantia areas.
Pollock retired from Fulton Savings Bank at the end of 2021 and was succeeded by Pamela D. Caraccioli in the bank’s top-executive roles.