Gateway JFK elects board of directors

Gateway JFK elects board of directors
Newly elected 2018 Board of Directors of the JFK Gateway business improvement district, which borders the JFK Airport.
Photo by Jeff Yapalater

The Gateway JFK welcomed the community to its first election of Board members for 2018. Frank Liggio, Board President and Scott Grimm-Lyon chaired the meeting. Many long time community activists, residents, business and political individuals were elected to the many seats on the board to provide a wide range of experience, opinion and guidance in moving and growing forward. Grimm-Lyon shared the highlights of the fiscal year 2018 and exciting plans for the community for 2019.

The Gateway JFK, formerly known as the JFK IBID, is where logistics and cargo, hotel, food service, retail and other industries, and a lively community call home. It is a Business Improvement District

along Rockaway Boulevard, adjacent to JFK Airport that has over 600 businesses and 150 single family homes.

It is a complex assembly of private properties containing customs brokers, freight forwarders, logistical services and many other airport cargo related businesses with 8,000 workers. The Gateway is the voice of the airport community and provides advocacy for the community with government agencies. The Gateway mission according to Director Grimm-Lyon is to create a space in New York where the air cargo business can expand thrive and be a good neighbor while respecting the citizens and dynamic community safe and thriving.

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