The Ohio Land Bank Association operates with a structured committee system, each tailored to address specific facets of the organization's mission and operations. These committees, ranging from policy and advocacy to marketing and events, ensure that every aspect of the association's work is meticulously managed. By dividing responsibilities among these committees, the association ensures efficiency, fosters expertise, and promotes member involvement in various capacities. This structure not only streamlines decision-making but also encourages diverse perspectives and expertise to come together for the betterment of the association, its objectives and the land banking community at large.
Budget and Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance Committee, with the Treasurer as an integral member, is the financial backbone of the association. They meticulously prepare the annual budget. This committee also manages capital expenditures and ensures that all accounts payable align with the set budget. Furthermore, they are tasked with reviewing and securing essential insurance policies, maintaining an inventory of capital assets, and recommending annual financial audits and tax filings.
Marketing and Events Committee
This committee is at the forefront of promoting the Ohio Land Bank Association's mission and activities. They organize an annual conference, which serves as a platform for members and other interested parties to network and gain insights into the activities of Ohio county land reutilization corporations. They also develop both printed and electronic resources that articulate the association's mission, goals, and objectives to its members and the wider public. Enhancing member communication through various channels, including the website and newsletters, is also within their purview.
Membership and Outreach Committee
This committee is dedicated to fostering a robust membership base for the Ohio Land Bank Association. They review and recommend policies concerning membership and dues, ensuring that the association remains inclusive and representative. Additionally, they develop tools, consultancy services, and communication systems tailored to benefit members. A significant part of their role is to provide technical training, legal advice, and troubleshooting programs, especially in the context of Ohio county land reutilization corporations.
The Nominating Committee plays a crucial role in shaping the leadership of the association. They recommend appointments to the Board of Directors and other committees, ensuring that the association's leadership remains dynamic and effective. They actively seek out and solicit nominees, including current directors, and also welcome nominations from members in good standing, ensuring a democratic and inclusive nomination process.
Policy and Advocacy Committee
The Policy and Advocacy Committee is the voice of the association in legislative and policy matters. They actively suggest and promote necessary legislation or administrative rules to relevant governing authorities. Their advocacy efforts are geared towards ensuring that the company's members are well-represented and that policy initiatives align with the association's goals throughout the state.
Committee Members: Philip Denning, Chair | Patrick Bravo | Deb Flora | Gus Frangos | Ethan Harris | Mike Grauwelman | Amy Hamrick | Angie Maki-Cliff | Doug Sawyer