Land Bank Authority Board

Regular Meetings

  • 2 p.m.
  • 4th Thursday of every month
  • Berrien County Administration Building
    701 Main Street
    St. Joseph, MI 49085


View the 2017 Land Bank Meeting Calendar (PDF).

Please note that some meeting dates may be changed due to conflicts with federal holidays or cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. Email Jennifer Arent to confirm a specific date.


  • Calli Berg
  • Stephen Mitchell
  • Ezra Scott
  • Stephen Smith
  • David Vollrath
  • Bret Witkowski
  • Mamie Yarbrough


The Berrien County Land Bank Authority will serve as a tool for strategic economic development in our community through its ability to acquire, demolish, rehab, dispose of and hold on to tax-reverted properties and return them to productive use in a rapid manner. It will work with other organizations, agencies and developers in the community who have plans in place for area neighborhoods to ensure a coordinated revitalization plan. The mission of the Berrien County Land Bank is to alleviate blight and increase the tax base through thoughtful acquisition and disposition of tax reverted and abandoned properties, ensuring that land is developed with high standards in the most productive manner.