Advisory Council

The Kent County Land Bank Authority (KCLBA) Board feels it is vital that public bodies have an effective and efficient mechanism to engage stakeholders in their work.  Therefore, the Board formed a study committee in July 2011 to develop the function and structure of the Advisory Council.  The Bylaws of the KCLBA call for the formation of an Advisory Council to provide public input on the work of the land bank.  The following recommendations were approved by the study committee and are submitted with the hope of supporting a prosperous and successful land bank.

Current Roster:

Ben SietsmaRockford ConstructionDevelopers
Darel Ross IIStart GardenNonprofit
Lisa GolderCity of KentwoodMetro City
Rebecca RynbrandtCity of WyomingMetro City
Lee WeberDyer Ives FoundationFoundations
Steve RuisSDR VenturesRental Property Owner
tbdChamber of CommerceBusiness
Taffy DickersonSeeds of PromiseNeighborhood Association
tbdtbdLand Use
Renee WilliamsHuntington BankBanking
Brian HofstraFounders Bank & TrustBanking
Jack HoffmanKuiper OrlebekeLegal
Rick ChaplaThe Right PlaceCommercial / Industrial
Erin BanchoffCity of Grand RapidsMetro City
Julie RietbergGRARRealtor

KCLBA Advisory Council Mission Statement

The Kent County Land Bank Authority Advisory Council will provide constructive input to the Board of Directors to assist in the execution of their mission and support the sustainable revitalization of Kent County’s communities.