Land Bank Champion Honored

May 2024Quarterly Newsletter

Congratulations to Land Bank Board of Directors chair, Montgomery County Commissioner Carolyn Rice, named the recipient of the 2024 Ohio Land Bank
Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Supported by officials locally and statewide, Rice’s nomination cited her tireless efforts during the formative years of the land bank movement.

“Your role in expanding the land bank movement and attracting millions of dollars in investments has revitalized neighborhoods and enhanced community vitality, notably in underserved areas,” wrote OLBA Executive Director Shawn Carvin. “Your unwavering dedication, visionary leadership, and significant contributions to community and economic development efforts across Ohio have left an indelible mark on our communities.”

Rice received the award at the 2024 OLBA annual conference held in April in Akron.

While the Montgomery County Land Bank staff continues to provide full time customer service to our customers,

IN PERSON MEETINGS with members of the Land Bank staff REQUIRE AN APPOINTMENT.