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Labor and Economic Opportunity

About the Board of Directors

  • The mission of the State Land Bank is to create positive economic impact to Michigan communities by recycling land to productive use. We work with communities - of all sizes - to make their property goals a reality.  This is a collaborative effort to create a better quality of life for residents and put property back on the tax-roll. Our board is comprised of dedicated professionals working to help revive abandoned and vacant properties and revitalize communities across the state through investment.

    All State Land Bank Board of Directors meetings will be held on the 1st Floor of the George W. Romney Building, 111 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI at 9am in the Michigan Room, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to the public.   

    Persons with disabilities requiring accommodation for effective participation should call 517-335-8212 a week in advance to request mobility,visual, hearing or other assistance.

Board Members

  • Jeff Donofrio, Director
    Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO)
    Designee: Susan Corbin
    Mark Burton, President 
    Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF)
    Designee: Michele Wildman
    Gary Heidel, Acting Executive Director
    Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
    Designee: Vacant
    Helen J. Lehman
    Executive Director, New Development Corporation
    General Public Member
    Kyleeuna Mitchell Wells
    Executive Director, Ballmer Group
    General Public Member
    Krysta Pate
    Program Director, Community Reinvestment Fund
    General Public Member
    Lisa Webb Sharpe, PhD.
    Chief Operating Officer, Pekham, Inc.
    General Public Member

Meeting Minutes

  • Executive Order 2019-13 was issued in June 2019. This Executive Order abolished the previous Board of Directors and created the new board listed above. 

    Board Meeting Schedule (unless otherwise noted)

    December 2, 2019 - Meeting Minutes

    January 15, 2020* - 3 p.m. - Agenda - Meeting Minutes

    March 18, 2020 - CANCELED

    June 17, 2020 - CANCELED

    September 2, 2020* - Meeting Notes

    September 16, 2020 - Draft Meeting Notes

    December 16, 2020

    *Special Board Meeting