Published On: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Original Publisher: Carpenter Contractor Trust
As Local 276’s team lead, Daryl Bodewes is responsible for directing the daily operations of the NRCC Western New York team room and representing the carpenters in twelve counties including Niagara County.
Authored by: David Haines, Assistant Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters
Earlier this year, Daryl Bodewes was appointed to the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA) Board to serve in the labor position following the retirement of Mike McNally, who served previously. It was State Senator, Robert Ortt who suggested and backed Bodewes’ appointment to the nine-member NCIDA Board.
The NCIDA’s focus is to actively attract, develop and retain economic growth and job opportunities for all residents of Niagara County. Bodewes is a 33-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and has been a NRCC Council Representative for 22 years. In 2012, he was appointed to serve as Local 276’s Team Lead. Bodewes highlighted that his positive relationship with both the Carpenters Union and the IDA will help to employ a higher number of union craftsmen and craftswomen throughout the county.
“I’m happy to represent my county and more importantly, represent the labor movement and the hardworking men and women of Western New York,” said Bodewes. “It’s so important that we help to generate good paying jobs for the people who live and work in these communities and help them to enrich their lives and their local economies with new development.”
Bodewes’ appointment further demonstrates the active role he plays in working to better the job opportunities, general prosperity and economic welfare for the residents of Niagara County. In addition, Bodewes currently serves as the Vice President of the Niagara County Building Trades Council.
“It is an honor for me to serve on this NCIDA board, to not only represent labor but also as a resident of Niagara County. It has been great to be able to see the upcoming development and to have an influence on the building and development; not only for my future but for the future of my children,” added Bodewes.