County land banks are not a part of county government. Instead, county land banks are independent corporations governed by a board of directors comprised of county, municipal and township leaders. The board of directors of a county land bank, per statute, must include at least two county commissioners and the county treasurer, a representative of the largest municipality in the county and an at-large member (chosen, again by statute, by the county commissioner board members and the county treasurer). Up to four additional members can be included on the county land bank board.
The Crawford County Land Bank Board members are: Jenny Vermillion and Doug Weisenauer (County Commissioners), Gary Cole (Chairman, County Treasurer), Jeff Reser (Mayor of Bucyrus) and Jennifer Kuns (member at-large). We have chosen the County Treasurer’s Office to oversee the Land Bank and utilize a staff associate- Barb McCullough, as manager.