Communities Learn About Opportunities Through Land Bank

May 2024Quarterly Newsletter

Some 30 participants representing local governments, state agencies, environmental firms and the real estate community gathered on April 9 to learn details about the Land Bank’s demolition and brownfield programs. After introductions by Executive Director Paul Bradley, the program featured four presentations:

  • Heather Wendel, Land Bank program manager for Environmental Services and Commercial Redevelopment, discussed progress on fulfilling the requirements of the USEPA brownfield grant, as well as ODOD brownfield funding and future strategies.
  • Larry Smith, environmental consultant, detailed the brownfield project that will result in improvements at the Edgemont Solar Garden in Dayton.
  • Dan Tjoelker, representing the Ohio EPA, highlighted free services, technical support and grants available to communities to advance brownfield remediation.
  • Julie Harris, Land Bank Demolition Program manager, outlined the criteria for ODOD’s demolition program and local accomplishments since the program’s inception in 2022.

Couldn’t make it to the meeting? The information-rich slides from the program are available. For brownfield remediation, please reach out to Heather Wendel at For demolition information, contact Julie Harris at

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