Board of Directors

Timothy Arlington

Board President


APEX Consulting

Kathleen Wood

Board Vice-President

Niagara County Historical Society (retired)

Maureen Henderson

LMS Treasurer

Assistant Director,

NCCC Small Business Development Center

Brian Smith

LMS Secretary

President and CEO,

Greater Lockport Development Corporation

Jeffrey Seekins

Seekins-Smith Insurance

Bewley Building Management

Kevin McDonough

City of Lockport Community Development (retired)

Unlock Lockport Community Group

Shelley Unocic

Executive Director

Lockport Ice, Cornerstone CFCU Ice Arena

Christopher Parada

Production Director

Lockport Palace Theatre

Denyel Beiter

Event Coordinator

Niagara County Community College

Josh Tatman

Associate Manager,


Unlock Lockport Community Group




Jessica Dittly

Program Director

Colton Balcerzak

Assistant Director

Lockport Main Street Inc.

Funding Sources

We are a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the City of Lockport, the Greater Lockport Development Corporation, and grant opportunities to provide programming to the businesses and residents of Lockport, NY. 

LMS Inc. operates annually on $70,000.00 of Organizational Funding. This budget covers basic expenses for all programs, organizational expenses, and salaries of staff. This funding is received from the Grigg Lewis Foundation: $35,000.00, GLDC: $17,500.00, City of LKPT Bed Tax Revenues: $17,500.00. 

Additional grant funding is sourced annually to build opportunities for the Community. In 2017 LMS Inc. received $48,000.00 in additional funding to assist in specific programs. 

$35,000.00 from the Yahoo! Community Benefit Fund towards marketing of businesses and LMS programs. $7,232.00 from Niagara County Department of Economic Development to assist with the Lockport Community Farmers Market and the production of the City of Lockport Visitors Guide. $6,000.00 from the Grigg Lewis Foundation towards the development of the Art on Main Street program. 

A Brief History

Lockport Main Street was organized in 2008. Through the direction of our first Program Director, Heather Peck, LMS Inc. was established. The program was adopted from Main Street America, a national non-profit focused on developing downtowns all over the nation. 

Through years of development and support LMS Inc. now stands as the central non-profit organization in the City of Lockport dedicated to Small Business Assistance, Community Programing, and Tourism Oversight.

More details on our programs can be found here

additional Organizational information