Onondaga Citizens League announces new officers

Onondaga Citizens League (OCL) has announced its new officers, elected at the September board meeting. The following individuals will serve a one-year term.

President–Tony Malavenda

Malavenda is a partner in the Duke-Malavenda Group, a Central New York business that serves municipal public works agencies throughout the United States.  He attended Onondaga Community College and holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.  Malavenda serves on various local boards, including the Hiscock Legal Aid Society, the Redhouse Performing Arts Center and Syracuse 20/20.

Vice President–Karen Kitney

Kitney is the former director of the Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency.

Treasurer–Wendy Riccelli

Riccelli is a tax department manager at Testone, Marshall & Discenza.  She is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.  She serves on various boards and volunteers for the Rescue Mission.

Secretary–Paul Predmore

Predmore is a member of the Green & Seifter law firm, and a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division.  He is legal counsel to Housing Visions Unlimited and is a board member of Visions for Change, Inc.; past chair of the board of Leadership Greater Syracuse, and serves on the Onondaga County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Project, and on the Advisory Board of the STOP DWI Program.

The Onondaga Citizens League (OCL) is designed to promote citizen education and involvement in public affairs. OCL was organized in 1978 by a group of interested and concerned citizens. Its members discuss and propose solutions to issues facing Central New York. OCL then generates reports offering specific recommendations for resolving the studied problem. The league does not promote specific legislation nor function as a lobbying group.

Information about OCL is available through the OCL office at 315-443-4846, by e-mail at OCL@syr.edu, or http://onondagacitizensleague.org.

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