OSWEGO, NY – Operation Oswego County Inc. (OOC) recently presented Michael J. Pollock with the Martin Rose Economic Developer Achievement Award at the OOC’s annual meeting held in mid-June.
Pollock, now retired, was previously president and CEO of Fulton Savings Bank.
The OOC said it honored Pollock “in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding record of leadership, expertise, support and cooperation in advancing economic and community development efforts that have improved the business climate and quality of life in Oswego County and central New York”.
The award recognized Pollock’s 41 years in the financial services industry and for serving as chairman and chief executive of Fulton Savings Bank for 28 years, representing the longest-serving chairman in the more than 150-year history of the bank.
Besides his professional duties, Pollock has also served on numerous boards and organizations including 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 Operation Oswego County board of directors, the economic development organization said.
Having celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2021, Fulton Savings Bank is the city’s oldest local business, according to The Friends of History in Fulton, Inc. The bank has offices in Fulton, Baldwinsville, Phoenix, Central Zones Square, Brewerton and Constantia.
Pollock retired from Fulton Savings Bank at the end of 2021 and was replaced by Pamela D. Caraccioli in the bank’s senior positions.