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Board of Directors: 
Adam Dotson, Chair
City of Oak Forest
Mark Miller, Vice Chair
City of Blue Island
Hildy Kingma, Secretary/Treasurer
Village of Park Forest
Edward W. Paesel,
Board Member
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
Calvin Holmes, Board Member
Chicago Community Loan Fund
Dan Klaff, Board Member
Applegate, Thorne-Thomsen
Robin Snyderman,
Board Member
Brick Partners, LLC
Mayor Richard Reinbold,
Board Member
Village of Richton Park
Mayor David Hanks,
Board Member
Village of Sauk Village
Trustee Donald Killelea,
Board Member
Village of Midlothian
Mayor Vernard Alsberry, Jr.,
Board Member
Village of Hazel Crest
Keith Freeman, Board Member
Village of Phoenix
Executive Director:
Russell Rydin


The South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority will facilitate the redevelopment of acquired properties through strategic partnerships with developers, community organizations, lenders, and local governments to improve quality of life, stabilize the tax base, and enhance economic activities that promote sustainable, healthy, and stable communities in a manner consistent with local government plans and priorities.


Available Properties (click on Properties & Projects link to the right for photos):

  • 406 Suwanee, Park Forest IL (two bedroom single family home)
  • 2336 Union St. #1, Blue Island IL (one bedroom condo - downtown Blue Island across from the Hospital)
  • 130 Warwick, Park Forest (vacant residential lot)

Contact us for more information:


SSLBDA Member Communities:

  • Blue Island
  • Hazel Crest
  • Midlothian
  • Oak Forest
  • Park Forest
  • Phoenix
  • Richton Park
  • Sauk Village


Our next Board meeting will be April 21, 2014 at 3 pm at

1904 West 174th Street, East Hazel Crest, Illinois







The SSLBDA was made possible by a Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainable Communities Grant to the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA), and with ongoing support from the Illinois Attorney General's Bank Foreclosure Settlement and the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.