Mission Statement

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

If you are interested in a property, please complete our Property Purchaser Application and return it with your offer to the Realtor.


Board of Directors & Communities

Board of Directors: 


Mark Miller, Chair

City of Blue Island


Hildy Kingma, Vice Chair

Village of Park Forest

Travis Bandstra, Secretary/Treasurer

​City of Oak Forest


Kristi DeLaurentiis​,

Board Member

South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association


Calvin Holmes, Board Member

Chicago Community Loan Fund


Robin Snyderman,

Board Member

Brick Partners, LLC


Mayor Richard Reinbold,

Board Member

Village of Richton Park

Village of Sauk Village


Trustee Donald Killelea,

Board Member

Village of Midlothian


Mayor Vernard Alsberry, Jr.,

Board Member

Village of Hazel Crest

Antonio Cooper, Board Member

Village of Phoenix


Village of Summit


Jeffery Sterr, Board Member

City of Joliet


Alice Peterson, Board Member

Village of Steger


Jack Hynes, Board Member

City of Chicago Heights

Village of Ford Heights 

Keith Freeman, Board Member

Village of Robbins

Village of Lansing


Cynthia Saenz, Board Member​

Village of Olympia Fields


Angela Mesaros, Board Member

Village of Homewood

Village of University Park​

LaVern Murphy, Board Member

Village of Matteson

Mayor Eugene Williams

Board Member

Village of Lynwood

Barbi Brewer-Watson

City of Kankakee

Marty Braccio, Board Member

Village of Crete

Mayor Ronald Gardiner

Board Member

Village of Glenwood

Village of Tinley Park

Mayor Robert Polk

Board Member

Village of Burnham

Joe Wiszowaty, Board Member

Calumet City


Executive Director:

Russell Rydin

Project Manager:

Tselane Hatter


Rachel Caldwell


Brent Denzin


Wermer, Rogers, Doran and Ruzon


RFQ's and RFP's

Check here for Vendor and Procurement opportunities.

Board of Directors Meetings

The next SSLBDA Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 19 at 10 am. This will be a remote/virtual meeting. Check back here for more details prior to the meeting.

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***Any members of the public who would like to speak or ask questions for the meeting should email prior to the meeting. Please include any questions or comments you would like addressed. We also will have the ability to accommodate up to 3 members of the public at our offices during the meeting. To attend - please email your request prior to the meeting. Public attendance will be limited to those who register and due to social distancing requirements. We are unable to accommodate those who do not contact us first. The meeting will also be recorded and available for viewing later upon request.


Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized.

Daniel Burnham


Contact South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority

Get in touch with South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

SSLBDA office:

17730 Oak Park Ave, unit D

Tinley Park, IL 60477

*by appointment only


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