Advocate for effective municipalism against government monopoly: building counter power from the bottom up, challenging the dominance of the nation state and capitalist markets, putting power back into the hands of people.
Frank Cetera has lived in Syracuse’s Northside, Eastside, and currently the Westside - where he’s known to neighbors and colleagues for his ability to accomplish a lot with a little.
"I advocate and campaign for #ASyracuseThatWorks because I care about the place that I live in. And because my skills, experience, and knowledge allow me to navigate the landscape of mazes and walls that are put up in front of many of us as residents of this municipality."
Never afraid to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty, Frank has led the transformation of three unused Syracuse green spaces into productive fruit and vegetable gardens with the Alchemical Nursery, the non-profit he founded after earning his Masters in Forestry at SUNY-ESF.
And Whether he’s leading snow-shoveling brigades with Westside Walks, securing funding for the neighborhood Adopt-a-Trashcan program, organizing educational events such as the two-time NY Cooperative Business Summit here in Syracuse, or representing his fellow workers as Professional Administrator Union Steward at Onondaga Community College and the Greater Syracuse Labor Council,
– Frank is a tireless advocate for community building and cooperation.
"I've also got experience in the very important fields of community finance, business development and entrepreneurship, and project management. With a proven record of economic development as a New York State Senior Small-Business Advisor, as peer-elected Board President at Cooperative Federal Credit Union bringing community finance for working families and local businesses to the Syracuse area, and served as Committee Chair in leading the strategic planning process helping create the rebirth of the city's Tomorrows Neighborhoods Today program, now an independent non-profit organization."
Frank Cetera is committed to policies that will create A SYRACUSE THAT WORKS. The goal of city government must be to end poverty and create opportunities for all families to have a dignified life – with living wage jobs, fully funded schools and a responsive city government.