Media Release: Clackamas County seeking applicants for new Land Bank Authority Board of Directors

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Clackamas County is establishing a Land Bank Authority (LBA) to help the county remediate, redevelop and revitalize brownfields. The county would like to fill five positions on the Board with at-large members with terms of service ranging from one to four years.

Brownfield is the description of a property on which expansion, redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.

The LBA Board of Directors will work with for-profit, non-profit and public agency partners to identify, acquire, remediate, redevelop and dispose of environmentally contaminated sites. The goal is to increase opportunities for housing, employment and community uses of properties to generate a stronger economy, a healthier environment, and increased funding for schools and other public services.

To support the work of the LBA, the county is especially looking for board applicants who:

  • Are from a rural community in or area of the county, such as Estacada, Molalla, Sandy, Canby or the unincorporated area
  • Have previously served on a board of directors
  • Have land development experience
  • Represent the Port of Portland
  • Represent Metro
  • Represent the NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association)
  • Represent the Oregon Home Builders Association
  • Are associated with the housing development industry, especially “middle” housing.

Applications are available online at surveymonkey.com/r/landbankauthority and must be submitted by Sept. 15.

Contact: Jon Legarza, Business and Community Services
Phone: 503-742-4366
Email: jlegarza@clackamas.us

Contact: Ellen Rogalin, Department of Transportation and Development
Phone: 503-742-4274
Email: ellenrog@clackamas.us