Lakewood Industrial Commission Holds Virtual Reorg Meeting

Posted on January 19, 2021 By

The Lakewood Industrial Commission (LIC), established in 1960 and made up of volunteer commissioners, recently held its annual reorganizational meeting. The LIC is charged with promoting the economic well-being of businesses in Lakewood Township; and overseeing the Lakewood airport, the historic Strand Theater, the BlueClaws stadium, and the Lakewood Industrial Parks, the second largest industrial park system in New Jersey, which contains more than 600 businesses that support 15,000+ jobs.

Both Greg Stafford-Smith, co-owner of Welcome Home Investments, a company that buys and sells homes; and Thomas Calabro, owner of Twin City Jewelers, were sworn in for a five-year term on the LIC board.

In the election of its officers, Robert Kirschner, owner of Robert Kirschner Real Estate, was voted chairman of the LIC. Kirschner has served on the board since 1985. Other officers for 2021 include Justin Flancbaum, vice chairman, who is executive director of the Lakewood Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA); and Greg Stafford-Smith, secretary. Other LIC commissioners include Hal Halvorsen, Shlomo Katz, and Edwin J. Schuster.

Lakewood Township Committeeman Michael D’Elia will serve as liaison and Sean T. Kean Esq. was designated the attorney for the LIC.

Steven Reinman, executive director of the LIC, said, “We thank these LIC commissioners for their dedication in helping Lakewood’s continued growth and economic development. We have many exciting projects planned for this year and I can always count on our commissioners for their insight and help.”