Land Bank Authority


  • 8 a.m.
  • Meets the last Friday of every month
  • Conference Room 300 - 3rd floor
  • Governmental Center
    400 Boardman Avenue
    Traverse City, MI 49684
  1. Treasurer's Office

    Physical Address
    400 Boardman Avenue, Ste. 104
    Traverse City, MI 49684

    Phone: 231-922-4735

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Heidi Scheppe, Chair
    County Treasurer
  • Dean Bott, Vice Chair
    Finance Director
  • James Baker
    County Equalization Director
  • Gary Howe
    Brownfield Representative
  • Ron Clous
    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, Equalization Director, 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.