Onondaga County’s Sustainability Plan at Next IRP Session

The March 21 session of the Institute for Retired People (IRP) will feature Matt Millea, deputy county executive for Onondaga County, and Megan Costa from the Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency. The pair will discuss how good land use planning helps to preserve natural areas, improves air and water quality, creates a walkable community, supports transit, reduces energy usage and more.

Millea was appointed deputy county executive for physical services by Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney in 2010. In this position, he oversees the operations of nine county departments and assists the county executive with the development and implementation of the annual county budget. He has been charged by the county executive to manage the county’s “Save the Rain” effort, which is a multi-million-dollar public works program using both gray and green infrastructure approaches to mitigate sewer overflows into Onondaga Lake.

The IRP program runs from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and guests are welcome to attend.

IRP sessions are held at the First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. For more information, visit uc.syr.edu/irp, call 315-443-4846 or e-mail cmkarlho@syr.edu.

IRP is a community program established by University College of Syracuse University, dedicated to the principle of lifelong learning.