June 8, 2022 04:00 PM

The Suffolk County Legislature at its meeting on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Charles Lefkowitz to a five-year term on the Suffolk County Water Authority Board. Lefkowitz, of Setauket, will be sworn in at the SCWA Board meeting on Thursday, June 23.

Lefkowitz has been the president of CALCO Development and Louis Lefkowitz, Inc. since 1994. In total, Lefkowitz now leads five companies that own and manage millions of square feet of commercial properties and oversee a portfolio of more than 3,000 multi-family units. The companies combined have an estimated value of more than one billion dollars.

A 1980 graduate of Ward Melville High School, Lefkowitz went on to earn an A.A.S. in hospitality management from SUNY Delhi, a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Florida International University and a graduate degree in real estate studies from New York University. A Brookhaven Town councilman from 2000-2003, Lefkowitz currently serves as president of the Three Village Chamber of Commerce and has served on the boards of various community organizations. He was named Person of the Year by the Three Village Historical Society in 2015 and by The Village Times/Beacon in 2017 as well as Member of the Year by the Three Village Chamber of Commerce in 2015.

“Charles Lefkowitz has a long history of community involvement and success in business, and those skills will serve him perfectly on the SCWA Board,” said SCWA Chairman Patrick Halpin. “On behalf of the Board, I want to welcome him to one of the best public water providers in the country.”

“I am elated that the Legislature approved the appointment of Charlie Lefkowitz to the Board at the SCWA,” said the Legislature’s Presiding Officer Kevin McCaffrey. “As a former Brookhaven Town councilman, he brings a wealth of experience and will maintain his high standards when it comes to protecting the ratepayers of Suffolk County. His business acumen and managerial experience over the past three decades will certainly be an asset to Suffolk County Water Authority.”

“I’m looking forward to joining the Suffolk County Water Authority Board and serving its 1.2 million customers,” Lefkowitz said. “I am committed to continuing the good work of the Water Authority and helping to maintain the high standard of quality water for the rate payers of Suffolk County.”

The Suffolk County Water Authority is an independent public-benefit corporation operating under the authority of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York. Serving approximately 1.2 million Suffolk County residents, the Authority operates without taxing power on a not-for-profit basis.

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