Onondaga Historical Association will be next topic of IRP

At the Sept. 20 session of the Institute for Retired People (IRP), Gregg A. Tripoli, executive director of the Onondaga Historical Association (OHA), will talk about the renovation of the building and other projects currently taking place. He will also discuss plans for 2013, as OHA celebrates its 150-year history.

Tripoli received a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. He served as the special assistant to the minister of economic affairs in Italy for the Republic of San Marino. For the next 20 years, Tripoli traveled the world as a management consultant for a group of multinational companies headquartered in Kuwait. He has been the executive director of the Onondaga Historical Association since February 2008. Tripoli is also vice president of Cathedral Square Development Corp., a member of the Arts and Cultural Leadership Alliance, and the Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association. He serves on the board of directors of the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, the advisory board of Art-In-Motion and several committees for Syracuse University’s South Side Initiative and the Connective Corridor.

The IRP program runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and is free and open to the public. IRP sessions are held at the First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville.