​Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency

A catalyst for economic development, having provided incentives resulting in the investment of over $412,186,400 in the Town of Lockport. The 19 assisted projects currently account for over 700 jOBS.

From left to right: Chairman Todd Fragale, Director Harry Anderson, Director Darlene Di Carlo, Treasurer Robert Runk, Secretary Jeanine Chatt, Vice Chairman Eric Connor. Absent; Director Daniel Antkowiak

The Lockport Industrial Development Agency

is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, and has a full-time professional staff trained to assist employers access to a variety of incentives, including low cost power, workforce training and site selection. In addition, the Town of Lockport imposes no Town tax for general local services – a tradition maintained for over 30 years.

The Lockport Industrial Development Agency

works closely with other regional and state economic development agencies, including the Niagara County Center for Economic Development, INVEST Buffalo Niagara and the Empire State Development Corporation. Combined, the Lockport Industrial Development Agency and its economic development partners are able to assemble a competitive economic development package for existing and prospective employers.

2022 BOARD MEMBER PROFILES

Todd P. Fragale serves as Chairman of the Town of Lockport IDA Board of Directors. Mr. Fragale is a Senior Executive Immunology Specialist for Janssen Biotech, Inc., a J&J Company, in Upstate NY. Mr. Fragale resides in Lockport. Mr. Fragale was appointed to the Board of Directors on January 14, 2016. His term expires 12/31/2028.

7198 Woodmore Court
Lockport, NY 14094
Home: (716) 434-1444
Email: tpfcommish@yahoo
Term Expires: 12/31/2028

Eric W. Connor serves as Vice Chairman of the Town of Lockport IDA Board of Directors. Mr. Connor is the owner of Connor Wealth Management in Lockport. Mr. Connor resides in Lockport. Mr. Connor was appointed to the Board of Directors on May 5, 2010. Mr. Connor’s term expires 12/31/2023.

7232 Woodhaven Drive
Lockport, NY 14094
Email: eric.connor@cfnmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Robert M. Runk serves as a Treasurer of the Town of Lockport IDA Board of Directors. Mr. Runk is the former Engineering Manager from Edwards Vacuum in Wheatfield. Mr. Runk resides in Lockport. Mr. Runk was appointed to the Board of Directors on January 9, 2013. Mr. Runk’s term expires 12/31/2024.

6377 O’Connor Drive
Lockport, NY 14094
Home: (716) 434-3954
Email: robertmrunk@aol.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Jeanine Chatt serves as Secretary of the Town of Lockport IDA Board of Directors. Ms. Chatt is the Coordinator of Special Projects for  the Lockport Public Library. Ms. Chatt resides in Lockport. Ms. Chatt was appointed by the Board of Directors on January 1, 2020. Her term expires 12/31/2026.

7133 Northledge Drive
Lockport, NY 14094
Cell: (716) 471-6389
Email: chatt.js@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Harold G. Anderson serves as a Director of the Town of Lockport IDA Board of Directors. Mr. Anderson is the former General Manager & VP of Sales at Superior Lubricants Co. Mr. Anderson resides in Lockport. Mr. Anderson was appointed to the Board of Directors on January 14, 2016. Mr. Anderson’s term expires 12/31/2022.

5693 Bowmiller Road
Lockport, NY 14094
Office: (716) 280-1987
Email: hganderson14@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Daniel Antkowiak serves as a Director of the Town of Lockport IDA Board of Directors. Mr. Antkowiak is a production supervisor for Pyrotek in Sanborn. Mr. Antkowiak resides in Lockport. Mr. Antkowiak was appointed to the Board of Directors on January 14, 2016. His term expires 12/31/2025.

5515 Forest Hill Road
Lockport, NY 14094
Home: (716) 434-1270
Email: Antkowiak14094@yahoo.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Darlene DiCarlo serves as a Director of the Town of Lockport IDA Board of Directors. Ms. DiCarlo serves on the Lockport Town Council. Ms. DiCarlo is a Director for Niagara County Office of the Aging. Ms. DiCarlo resides in Lockport. Ms. DiCarlo was appointed by the Board of Directors on January 1, 2020. Her term expires 12/31/26.

5872 Locust Street Ext.
Lockport, NY 14094
Cell: (716) 343-0884
Email: townboard_dd@elockport.com
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

LEGAL COUNSEL
Daniel E. Seaman, ESQ.
744 Davison Road
Lockport, NY 14094
Office: (716) 434-3311
Fax: (716) 210-7254
Email: DanSeaman@seamannorris.com

LEGAL CO- COUNSEL

Thomas Seaman, ESQ.
744 Davison Road
Lockport, NY 14094
Office: (716) 434-3311
Fax: (716) 210-7254
Email: tseaman@seamannorris.com

ADMIN DIRECTOR
Thomas A. Sy
6560 Dysinger Road
Lockport, NY 14094
Office: (716) 478-0608
Cell: (716) 628-5133
Email: tom@elockport.com

2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Board of Directors to:

  1. Execute direct oversight of the CEO and staff of the IDA;
  2. Understand, review and monitor the implementation of fundamental financial, management controls and operational decisions of the IDA
  3. Establish policies regarding the payment of salary, compensation and reimbursements to, and establish the rules for the time and attendance of the CEO and staff
  4. Adopt a code of ethics applicable to each officer, member and employee.
  5. Adopt written policies and procedures to protect “whistle blowers” from retaliation
  6. Adopt a defense and indemnification policy for officers, members and employees.
  7. Adopt written investment guidelines and to annually review such guidelines and adherence thereto each year.
  8. Adopt a written policy with respect to the disposition of property and to annually review such policy and adherence thereto each year.
  9. Participate in continuing education classes or programs as needed to remain informed of best practices, regulatory and statutory changes relating to the direct oversight of the management and financial activities of public authorities and to adhere to the highest standards of responsible governance.
  10. Review Project Applications and applicants for PILOT incentives.
  11. Have a shared understanding of the mission and purpose of the agency.
  12. Establish performance goals for the agency and CEO.

Revised 01-10-2020

2022 AUDIT/FINANCE COMMITTEE

Eric W. Connor
7232 Woodhaven Drive, Lockport, NY 14094
Tel: (716) 439-1143
Email: eric@connorwealth.com

Harold G. Anderson
5693 Bowmiller Road, Lockport, NY 14094
Tel: (716) Email: hdanderson14@gmail.com

Darlene DiCarlo
5872 Locust Street Ext., Lockport, NY 14094
Tel: (716) 343-0884
Email: townboard_dd@elockport.com

 

2022 GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Jeanine Chatt
7133 Northledge Drive, Lockport, NY 14094
Cell: (716) 471-6389
Email: chatt.js@gmail.com

Daniel Antkowiak
5515 Forest Hill Road., Lockport, NY 14094
Home: (716) 434-1270
Email: antkowiak14094@yahoo.com

Robert M. Runk
6377 O’Connor Drive Lockport, NY 14094
Home: (716) 434-3954
Email: robertmrunk@aol.com

Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors 2022

Chairman
Todd P. Fragale

Vice Chairman
Eric W. Connor

Treasurer
Robert M. Runk

Secretary
Jeanine Chatt

Director
Harry Anderson

Director
Daniel Antkowiak

Director
Darlene DiCarlo

 

 

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