Land Bank Authority (LBA)


  • 8 a.m.
  • Meets the last Friday of every month
  • Committee Meeting Room - 2nd Floor
  • Governmental Center
    400 Boardman Avenue
    Traverse City, MI 49684
  • 2017 Meeting Schedule

  1. Planning Department

    Physical Address
    400 Boardman Avenue, Ste. 307
    3rd Floor
    Traverse City, MI 49684

    Phone: 231-922-4676

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Heidi Scheppe, Chair
    County Treasurer
  • John Sych, Vice Chair
    County Planning and Development Director
  • Jennifer DeHaan
    County Deputy Administrator
  • Richard Lewis
    Brownfield Representative
  • Addison "Sonny" Wheelock Jr.
    County Commission
The Grand Traverse County Land Bank Authority was created in 2006, under the Land Bank Fast Track Act, PA 258 of 2003, as amended. The LBA is a 5-member board appointed by the County Board of Commissioners for a 3-year term per statute. Members consist of the following: County Treasurer, County Administrator or Designee, County Planner, County Commissioner, and a County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority member.

Primary Functions
  • Focus on the conversion of vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties into productive use.
  • Provide opportunities for affordable housing and economic development.
  • Collaborate with local units of government to assist in meeting goals and objectives through development tools (including the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority).
Mission Statement
The mission of the Grand Traverse County Land Bank Authority is to utilize tax-reverted properties, acquired properties and other resources for affordable housing and economic development opportunities through collaboration with community organizations and local governmental units.