John Sych, Vice Chair
County Planning and Development Director
County Deputy Administrator
Addison "Sonny" Wheelock Jr.
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.
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).
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.