The April 17 session of the Institute for Retired People (IRP) will feature Katelyn Wright, executive director of the Greater Syracuse Land Bank. Wright will discuss the 165 dilapidated, decaying, and/or tax delinquent properties that the Land Bank has acquired since its inception in 2013. She will share how the city acquires the properties, how the Land Bank is creating jobs and more.

IRP meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. The meeting is open to anyone in the community who is retired or semi-retired.

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