Bartell joins board of Rome Community Foundation

NEW FOUNDATION MEMBER — Douglas W. Bartell, left, has been elected to serve as a member of the board of the Rome Community Foundation, presided over by David C. Grow, right. The foundation holds funds in stewardship for the benefit of Rome.

Douglas W. Bartell, vice president of Oneida Savings Bank, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Rome Community Foundation, according to Foundation President David C. Grow.

Bartell joins 24 other board members who meet periodically to review requests for financial assistance from charitable and non-profit organizations that seek funding for specific projects to benefit the Rome area.

Grow praised Bartell, "Doug’s impressive record of community service demonstrates how committed he is to enhancing the quality of life for our citizens, which is precisely the goal of the Rome Community Foundation."

Bartell serves as chairman of the Griffiss Utility Service Corp., treasurer of the Griffiss Park Landowners Association and is a board member of the Griffiss Local Development Corp. He is president of the Jervis Public Library, a trustee of the Herbert T. Dyett Foundation, a board member of the Teugega Country Club, and an active member of the Rome Community Theater and the Lake Delta Yacht Club. He previously served as board chairman of the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce and as a vice president of Mohawk Valley EDGE.

"I look forward to serving on the board of directors of the Rome Community Foundation, which has played such an important role in providing financial help to many of Rome’s service organizations since its creation in 1999," Bartell said.

Among the institutions and organizations that have received financial assistance from the Rome Community Foundation are the Rome Art and Community Center, Humane Society of Rome, Capitol Theatre, Hospice and Palliative Care, Jervis Public Library, Rome Sports Hall of Fame, Rome Cemetery Association, Rome Historical Society, Habitat for Humanity, Rome Baseball Association, United Cerebral Palsy, and Rome Main Street Alliance. Individual donations, memorial contributions and bequests are welcome. For details, visit