About Trippi Congo
Ernest “Trippi” Congo II was re-elected on November 8, 2016, for a third term as a City Council Member for the Second District. He is a native Wilmingtonian.
He graduated from Delaware State University in 1998, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Following in the footsteps of his father and mother, he graduated from American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, Incorporated, in New York City in 1999. After passing his National Boards, he moved into the role of running the family funeral business.
Trippi has been recognized by The News Journal for his “Student of the Week” youth motivational program that rewards students for doing well in school. He is a past board member of Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. (DAPI), which supports and educates pregnant teens and their families, and Beautiful Gate Outreach Center. His current memberships include Delaware Kenyan Association, The Monday Club, The National Funeral Directors Association and The National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association.
Trippi has a proven track record of working in the community over the years. He sponsors Community Clean-Ups to support community leaders and engages inner city youth in positive program activities throughout the city. Each year Trippi and the Congo Family coordinate Congo’s Annual Labor Day Cookout for Seniors. The Congo Family believes "to whom much is given, much is required," and has a rich and long history of philanthropic support. Trippi and the Congo family have generously donated time and resources to many deserving students, families and organizations in the 2nd District and throughout the city of Wilmington.
Trippi is the father of Ernest “Max” III, Morgan Sammi, Milan Trippi, Mason and Mariah Congo.
Standing Committees of Council
Council Member Congo is Chair of the Health, Aging & Disabilities Committee. He is also a member of Community Development & Urban Planning and the Education, Youth & Families Committees.