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  • Anthony Fiorito, Chair 
    President, Partnership Properties
  • Jo Anne Chiarenza Gagliano, Vice Chair
    President, Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Environmental Services, D.P.C. 
  • Melissa Zell, Secretary
    President & Chief Operating Officer, Pioneer Companies
  • Peter Dunn, Treasurer
    President & CEO, CNY Community Foundation


  • Ruthnie Angrand
    Director of Communications & Marketing, City of Syracuse
  • Alberto Bianchetti
    Regional Executive, Customer and Community Management - NY, 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
    Member, Bousquet Holstein PLLC 
  • Donald Lemp 
    Owner, M. Lemp Jewelers
  • David Nutting 
    CEO & Chairman, VIP Structures
  • Edward Riley
    Managing Member, Brine Wells Development, LLC
  • Ron G. Tascarella 
    Vice President & Commercial Team Leader, Pathfinder Bank
  • Gregg Tripoli
    Executive Director, Onondaga Historical Association

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

Upcoming Meetings:

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will occur virtually on Tuesday, September 15 at 3:00 pm. Please visit this link to join the Zoom meeting. 

Meeting ID: 832 2612 4981
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The Board of Directors will convene again on Tuesday, November 17. Locations will be announced at a later date. 

Below, please find meeting minutes and the financial statement from the most recent meeting, held on July 21, 2020:

Meeting Minutes (July 21, 2020)

Financial Statement (Ending May 31, 2020)