A New York State non-profit, 501(c) (3) corporation
The purpose of the Lakewood Community Development Corporation is to plan, promote, coordinate, and/or execute programs to improve the quality of life in the community by promoting the rehabilitation and development of residential, commercial, and recreational facilities, with primary emphasis on the historic downtown area of the Village of Lakewood, New York.
In 2004 the Chautauqua Avenue Renewal Project was completed. It included a Main Street Master Plan and major improvements such as underground utilities, new street lights, new curbing and sidewalks, tree plantings, the creation of Lakewood’s iconic clock tower and Recognition Park. The 2.2 million dollar project was funded by local individuals, businesses, and foundations as well as the Town of Busti and the Village of Lakewood.
Today, the LCDC is concentrating on creating a new master concept that builds upon the foundation established by the original Master Plan and Renewal Project, by not only identifying key areas for potential improvement and development, but also acting as facilitators to ensure success. The goal is to fully realize the Village’s potential as a sustainable, vibrant, and prosperous community.
Board of Directors
Currently, the Lakewood Community Development Corporation is managed by a nine (9) member Board of Trustees, all residents of the Village of Lakewood.
- William E. Evans III, President
- Edward J. McCague, Vice-President
- Douglas L. Schutte, Treasurer
- Mary M. Seger, Secretary
- Matthew Churchill
- Valerie A. Dow
- Josiah E. DuBois III
- Michelle M. Turner
- Terry Havens-Turner
Developers and business owners seeking opportunities in Lakewood are strongly encouraged to contact the LCDC to discuss constructive ways in which the organization can be a partner in realizing their goals.