Land Bank Commission


The Land Bank Commission meets the second Thursday of the month.
5:00 - 6:30 P.M.
389 Congress Street, Room 24
Portland, Maine

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Commission Members

  • Simon Rucker, District 1
  • Tom Jewell, Chair; District 4
  • Pat Bailey,Co-Chair,  At Large
  • Meri Lowry, At Large
  • William Mann, District 5
  • Steve Morgenstein, At Large
  • Colleen Tucker, District 3
  • Roger Berle, At Large
  • Ethan Strimling, Mayor

Staff Members

  • Ethan Hipple, Parks Director
  • Doug Roncarati, Storm Water Program Coordinator, Public Works
  • Michael Goldman, Associate Corporate Counsel
  • Alli Carroll, Executive Assistant

About the Commission

The Land Bank Commission is responsible for identifying and protecting open space resources within the City of Portland. The commission seeks to preserve a balance between development and conservation of open space important for wildlife, ecological, environmental, scenic, or outdoor recreational values.

The commission responsibilities include:
  • Working for the acquisition and conservation of open space within the city
  • Recommending to the City Council on a priority basis acquisition or conservation of significant properties
  • Pursuit of gifts and funds from private and public sources for the acquisition of open space as approved by the City Council
The commission has developed an inventory of open space resources within the city. It is engaged in an ongoing effort to proactively protect properties from development through easement, deed restriction, or acquisition.