Greater Lockport Development Corporation (GLDC)


The Greater Lockport Development Corporation is a nonprofit local development corporation charged with furthering economic development in the City of Lockport. Let us help you start or grow your business here in Lockport.


Mission Statement

The Greater Lockport Development Corporation operates city-wide within the City of Lockport and is intended to encourage the development and retention of business and industry, increase job opportunities, and act in the public interest.

C-PACE Financing Available for Commercial, Nonprofit Properties

Microenterprise Program

GLDC Staff


Brian Smith



Heather Peck

Vice President


GLDC Board of Directors

Scott Cain,

Allan VanDeMark

Rick Abbott

Franklin Knowles

Jackie Davis

Jody Chesko

Gary Bennett,
Vice Chair 

Kathy DiMillo,

Joan Aul

Mayor Michelle Roman

David VanSchoonhoven

Deanna Alterio Brennen

Phil Jackson


The GLDC operates several committees that are focused on a variety of business- and industry-related topics. Learn more about each of the GLDC’s committee groups below.

Finance Committee

Joan Aul

Frank Knowles

Scott Cain

Steven Jerz

Allan Jack

Governance and Engagement Committee

David Wohleben

David Van Schoonhoven

Personnel Committee

Michelle Roman

Jackie Davis

Joan Aul

Harrison Place Committee

Joan Aul

Mary Murphy

Dennis Devine

Pat Schrader

Kathy DiMillo 

Dave Wohleben

Looking for the latest updates from the GLDC? Access the latest agendas, meeting minutes and annual audit reports below.


Click on a year to reveal the yearly audit download links