Land Bank Authority

The Manistee County Land Bank Authority was created in 2018. Priorities for use of properties include home ownership, affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, and returning properties to productive tax paying status. The Manistee County Land Bank Authority is a member of the Michigan Association of Land Banks.

View the Regional Summit State Land Bank Authority Presentation from September 16, 2021


February 2022 through January 2023, the Land Bank Authority will meet at 3:00 pm on the 2nd Monday of the month (except February, which will be the 1st Monday, and August, which will be the 3rd Monday).  All meetings will be held in the Board of Commissioners' meeting room at the Manistee County Courthouse & Government Center, 415 3rd Street, Manistee, MI 49660.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available after approval.

View most recent agendas and minutes


  • Rachel Nelson, Chair, Manistee County Treasurer, no term
  • Gary Buren, Vice Chair, Construction/Building Trades, term expires December 31, 2023
  • Pauline Jaquish, Secretary/Treasurer, Manistee County Board of Commissioners, term expires December 31, 2022
  • Tamara Buswinka, Community Development/Real Estate, term expires December 31, 2024
  • Julie Griffis, At-Large, term expires December 31, 2022