Lawrence named to GLDC board

Published Jan 20, 2018 at 4:00pm

Oneida County Aviation Commissioner Chad Lawrence is joining the Griffiss Local Development Corp. Board of Directors.

The board approved his selection Thursday.

Lawrence, who was named the chief administrative pilot at Griffiss International Airport earlier this month, was appointed to the seat held by previous aviation commissioners. He was recommended by the board’s nominating committee.

GLDC is responsible for charting the conversion of the former Griffiss Air Force Base to a business park. The airfield portion of the facility is now the county airport. GLDC’s activities focus on the non-airfield portion of the old base. ​Lawrence’s appointment to the volunteer board leaves it with two vacancies.

Besides Lawrence, the other directors are Chairman Elis DeLia, Vice Chairman Kevin Martin, Franca Armstrong, James Cusack, Debbie Grogan, John Mazzaferro, David Russell, Frank Vetrone and Erin Weiman.