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Joseph Rivet Named Director of Michigan State Land Bank Authority
September 28, 2023
LANSING, Mich.—The Michigan State Land Bank Authority (SLBA) announced the hiring of Joseph Rivet as the new Executive Director of the organization. Rivet will provide overall leadership and strategic direction to the SLBA as it continues to create a positive economic impact on Michigan communities by facilitating productive reuse of land.
“Joseph brings a wealth of diverse experience to the important work of the State Land Bank Authority, having served over 30 years in municipal, county and state government service,” said Susan Corbin, Director of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. “With a proven track record of effective leadership and community engagement, coupled with demonstrated experience in efficient management, policy innovation and dedication to community development, he is well positioned to guide and advance land banking initiatives throughout our state.”
“I am honored and excited to apply my decades of public sector expertise toward my role as the State Land Bank Director,” said Rivet. “I look forward to spearheading community revitalization initiatives and working closely with the quality team at the Land Bank and our partners to build a more vibrant and sustainable future for Michiganders through innovative land banking strategies.”
Rivet previously served as the Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bay County Drain Commissioner and was twice elected as Bangor Township Supervisor. He served as State Representative for the Bay County Community from 1999-2004.
He facilitated the construction of an urban senior housing development, a domestic violence shelter, a public ice arena and various residential and commercial developments. He is well versed in planning and zoning, construction codes, ordinance enforcement, land use, public property acquisition, neighborhood enterprise zones, tax reversion, downtown development authorities, tax increment financing and utility management.
For more information on the State Land Bank’s work, visit www.michigan.gov/LandBank.