Ohio Land Bank Conference: 2012 Conference Notes

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Ohio Land Bank Conference: 2012 Conference Notes

December 26, 2012 [Western Reserve Land Conservancy]


Thanks to everyone who attended the 2012 conference. You helped make it a huge success.


Thriving Communities Institute and Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation believe the conference provided timely and essential information for land bank board members and staff, county and municipal officials, community and economic development officers, community development corporations and all those interested in repurposing vacant and abandoned properties and revitalizing our neighborhoods. We look forward to your participation in the third annual conference next year. We’d also like to extend a special thanks to all our sponsors.


Here are links to information about the presenters and the presentations at this year’s conference:


Borrowing in Capital Markets

Strategic Code Enforcement

Property Profile Data Systems


Art and Land Reutilization

Land Bank Accounting

Bank Walkaways

Making Your Land Bank Work for You

Port Authority as Land Bank

Land Banks and CDCs

Land Bank Structure and Governance

Idora – Creating a Smaller Stronger Neighborhood

Govt Audit

Moving Ohio Forward

Pittsburgh Urban Forest

Collaborations and Land Bank Special Projects

Expedited Tax Foreclosures

Public Perception of Land Banks

Data Systems for Strategic Planning

Holding vacant land (password: tci12)

gregg’s gardens


Presenter bios

Matt Martin

Paul Komlosi

Carolyn Rice

Cindy Geronimo

Josh Murnen

Anthony Brancatelli

Michael Schramm

Cheryl Stephens

Joel Owens

Michael DiMartino

Frank Ford

Dennis Roberts

Terry Schwarz

Kamla Lewis

William Gruber

Paula Boggs Muething

George Piscsalko

Marissa Williams

Sam Lamancusa

Kermit Lind

Ian Beniston

Donna Busser

Matt Lampke

Joseph Gregory

Gus Frangos

Jeffrey Schiffman

Katherine Bulava

Michael Schramm

Geri Unger

Panel – Amy Hovey

Panel – Gus Frangos

Panel – Jim Rokakis

Panel – Robert Klein