Lewis County Development Corporation


The Lewis County Development Corporation, a Local Development Corporation, is a not-for-profit countywide organization dedicated to utilizing and creating assets for economic and community development. This community-based organization is intended to be proactive, flexible, and able to act decisively and quickly. We will identify research, fund, develop, and manage projects, programs, and businesses that increase economic opportunities for Lewis County and its residents. We recognize the critical need to work together with all agencies and organizations involved in economic development in order to achieve a common goal of increasing the quality of life for all people in Lewis County. We also know that we can be a critical component for success in the revitalization, economic stabilization, and future expansion efforts, recognizing the following areas as points of focus for success in fulfilling our mission:
  • The full utilization of the unique powers of a Local Development Corporation.
  • The stabilization and enhancement of infrastructure including new technologies.
  • The recruitment of enterprises and businesses desired by the community.
  • The revitalization and enhancement of business areas, including village down-towns.
  • Education and research on best practices for community economic development.
  • Preservation of cultural, historic, and natural resources.
  • Resource conservation and sustainability of use.
  • Recognition of agriculture as a traditional and viable basis of our economy.

Board Members

Larry Dolhof

Owner, Dolhof Hardware

Tim Peterson

Vice President
Retired, Lockheed Martin

Glen Gagnier


Eric Virkler

Lewis County Treasurer

Terry Thisse

Board Member
Owner, Lowville Sport & Farm

Michael Bradish

Board Member
Owner, Brantingham Golf Course

Eric Sunderhaft

Board Member
Owner, Sunderhaft Appraisals

James Durkish

Board Member
Retired, Senator Joseph Griffo’s Office

Donn Bassette

Board Member

Tyler McDonald

Board Member
Owner, Adirondack Assets

Christie Andrus Nakano

Board Member
Owner, Human Factor Leadership

Mick Lehman

Board Member
Partner, Grand Slam Safety, LLC