Land Bank Transitions to New Leadership

May 2024Quarterly Newsletter

Montgomery County Land Bank Board of Directors chair, County Commissioner Carolyn Rice, recently announced the appointment of Operations Manager Paul Bradley to lead the Land Bank as executive director.

Bradley replaces Mike Grauwelman, the Land Bank’s first executive director, who is stepping down after holding the position for 10 years. Grauwelman will continue to serve in the transitional role of senior advisor, working primarily on special projects.

“During his tenure as operations manager, Paul was involved in day-to-day functions as well as broader policy discussions,” said Rice. “The board is confident he will carry on the Land Bank’s tradition of outstanding leadership.”

A University of Dayton graduate, Bradley has worked for the past decade in federal and local government positions in the Dayton region – most notably in the office of Senator Sherrod Brown and as Montgomery County treasurer. He has served as the Land Bank’s operations manager since 2022.

“I’m honored to have the support of the Board to lead this organization and am excited for the challenges ahead,” said Bradley. “I feel fortunate to have had the time to develop my skills under Mike’s leadership.”

Under Grauwelman’s stewardship, the Land Bank has achieved significant milestones and maintained financial stability. He is credited with the acquisition of millions of dollars for the demolition of blighting, tax-foreclosed properties; the repositioning of abandoned, tax-foreclosed properties for rehab, reuse and return to the tax roll; market-driven neighborhood revitalization initiatives; an affordable-housing project in collaboration with the city of Dayton; and creating an environmental services program to assist communities with brownfield remediation.

“It has been an honor to serve as the executive director of the Land Bank,” said Grauwelman. “I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished together, and I’m confident the Land Bank will continue to excel under Paul’s leadership.”

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

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