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  • Anthony Fiorito, Chair 
    President, Partnership Properties
  • Jo Anne Chiarenza Gagliano, Vice Chair
    President, Environmental Design & Research
  • Melissa Zell, Secretary
    Pioneer Companies
  • Peter Dunn, Treasurer
    President & CEO, CNY Community Foundation


  • Ruthnie Angrand
    Director of Communications & Marketing, City of Syracuse
  • Alberto Bianchetti
    Central NY Regional Director / Customer and Community Management, National Grid
  • Charlie Breuer
    Executive Vice President, Hueber-Breuer Construction
  • Joseph Bryant
    Owner, JE Bryant & Associates
  • Brian Donnelly 
    Deputy County Executive, Onondaga County
  • Susan Katzoff
    Corporation Counsel, City of Syracuse 
  • Karyn Korteling 
    Owner, Pastabilities & Pasta's Daily Bread
  • David Nutting 
    Chair, VIP Structures
  • Edward Riley
    Managing Member, Brine Wells Development, LLC
  • Nicole Samolis 
    Owner, SKY Armory, Epicuse & The Tasting Room @ Epicuse
  • Ron G. Tascarella 
    First Vice President & Sales Manager, Pathfinder Bank

    The Downtown Committee Board of Directors typically meet on the third Tuesday of every other month, in January, March, May, July, September and November. The meetings typically run from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

    Downtown Committee Board Meeting Minutes (May 16, 2023) 

    Financial Statement (Ending February 28, 2023) 

    Financial Statement (Ending March 31, 2023)

    Upcoming Meetings:

    The Downtown Committee Board of Directors will meet virtually on Tuesday, September 19, at 3:00 p.m. Please email for more information and a Zoom link if you would like to attend.