Ernest "Trippi" Congo II
2nd District Council Member
Ernest “Trippi” Congo II 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 roll 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. It airs on “The Congo Hour” on Comcast Channel 28.
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 for inner city youth in various neighborhoods throughout our City, and each year Trippi coordinates Congo’s Annual Labor Day Cookout for Seniors.
Trippi is married to Lakeya J. Congo, and is the father of Ernest Maxwell Congo, III and Morgan Sammi Congo.
“We have seen our Second District grow and change. Some good and some not so good. I need your support to address the issues that you feel are crucial to this district’s success. Let’s make this a model District for a model city. Now is the time!”
Standing Committees of Council
Council Member Congo is chair of the Education, Youth & Families Committee. He is also a member of the following committees:
- Community and Economic Development
- Public Safety
Contact City Council
Wilmington City Council
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Phone: (302) 576-2140
Fax: (302) 571-4071