Who We Are
The Land Bank is an extension of the Redevelopment Authority of Lawrence County. Pennsylvania Land Bank Legislation was enacted in October of 2012 for any city, borough, county, township, or incorporated town with a population of 10,000 residents or more. Land Bank Legislation came about as a result of these municipalities finding themselves in difficult scenarios while redeveloping property within their boundaries. A Land Bank can oversee the tools and powers necessary to obtain site control and move forward with an action plan. Lawrence County enacted a land bank ordinance in October 2017.
The Lawrence County Land Bank acquires, holds and transfers interest in real property throughout Lawrence County as approved by the Board of Directors for the following purposes: to deter the spread of blight; to promote redevelopment and reuse of vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties; to support targeted efforts to stabilize neighborhoods; to stimulate residential, commercial and industrial development; all in ways that are consistent with goals and priorities established by the County’s ordinance, local government partners and other community stakeholders.
- Jon Natale, Chairman
- Robert Donadio, Vice Chairman
- Mary Burris, Treasurer
- Kimberly Koller-Jones, Secretary
- Dennis Alduk
- Vince Fuleno
- Veronica Pacella
- Anthony Piatek
- Frank Telesz, Jr.