Media Release: Clackamas County seeking people interested in revitalizing brownfields for new Land Bank Authority board

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If you are interested in cleaning up contaminated properties and helping them become available for housing, jobs and other useful community services, then you are invited to apply to serve on the new Clackamas County Land Bank Authority (LBA) Board of Directors.  

The board will help the county remediate, redevelop and revitalize brownfields — properties on which expansion, redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.  

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.

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.

To apply, complete a brief survey at by Oct. 15.

The LBA Board of Directors will work with for-profit, non-profit and public agencies 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.

Contact
Department Staff
Jon Legarza
Interim Economic Development Manager
503-742-4366
Ellen Rogalin
Public & Government Affairs
503-742-4274