Who We Are

Improving neighborhoods

One Property at a Time

The State of Ohio passed a law enabling counties to establish land banks.  While statutorily Ohio requires that five of the members of the Board of Directors be elected officials or community designees, we are not a Sandusky County Government Agency.  We currently have 2 staff and 7 board members.

Our History

The Ohio General Assembly passed new legislation, effective in April 2009, allowing the formation of the first county land reutilization corporation (LRCs) also known as land banks.  This legislation provides for the establishment of nonprofit corporations to promote, develop, manage, and facilitate the reclamation, holding, rehabilitation, and reutilization of vacant, abandoned, tax-foreclosed, and other real property.

The Sandusky County Land Bank was officially formed in 2015.  We are also designated by the IRS as a 501(c) (3) organization, exempting it from Federal Income Taxation and treating contributions made to the Land Bank potentially as tax deductible Under Section 170 of the Code.

Our Mission

Our mission aims to transform vacant, abandoned, or tax delinquent properties into community assets that improve the quality of life for Sandusky County residents, stabilize and enhance neighborhoods, and create new pathways for social and economic development through the use of the powers and tools granted to Land Banks by the laws of the State of Ohio.

We are committed to making where you live and work the best it can be – revitalizing properties to improve our Sandusky County communities.


Brian Woods

Brian Woods

Land Bank Executive Director

Brian Woods

Mary Sorg

Administrative Assistant

Board Members


Paul Lotycz

Township Trustee Rep.
& Board Vice Chairman


Scott Miller

Sandusky County

Russ Zimmerman

Russ Zimmerman

Sandusky County

Foreman Kimberley

Kimberley Foreman

Sandusky County


Bob Gross

City of Fremont
Economic Director,
& Board Chairman


Justin LaBenne

Clyde City Manager


Tim Freeman

Local Business Owner

Sandusky County Land Reutilization Corp