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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
  • Ron G. Tascarella, Treasurer 
    First Vice President & Sales Manager, Pathfinder Bank


  • 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
  • Edward Riley
    Managing Member, Brine Wells Development, LLC
  • Nicole Samolis 
    Owner, SKY Armory, Epicuse & The Tasting Room
  • Meg Tidd
    CEO, VIP Structures

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. 

Special District Operations and Development Committee Meeting Minutes (January 23, 2024)

Financial Statement (Ending October 31, 2023)

Upcoming Meetings:

The Downtown Committee Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, March 19 at 3:00 pm. For more information, please contact Kristine Sherlock at