We are a catalyst for change.

Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for transforming distressed properties into community assets.

No, we are not a bank. We are a local, governmental, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization—your friends and community members—working to acquire vacant, abandoned or dilapidated properties throughout Omaha and either renovate or demolish for future use and growth. These properties have been neglected and rejected by the open market, allowing us to eliminate their liabilities and transfer them to new owners in a manner most supportive of local needs and priorities.

Read our strategic plan

Our Programs


Want to tackle a renovation or build something brand new? Have a property you’d like to get rid of? Let’s chat!

Learn about our process

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New Programming is on the way!

Tax Lien

Let’s collaborate! We can help our non-profit partners invest in tax lien certificates to obtain great properties at minimal cost.

Learn about tax liens


We team with non-profit partners to hold property tax-free up to one year, until it’s time for development.

Deposit a property

Land Assembly

Looking for the perfect spot for your next development? We do all the background work and even prep the site for you.

Let's get started


For properties that cannot be restored, demolition removes a danger from the neighborhood and makes way for new businesses and community assets.

Learn about the demo initiative
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Board Meetings

On the second Wednesday of each month, our board meetings are held at 9 AM.
We meet on the 3rd floor of the Douglas County Civic Center in the Jesse Lowe Conference Room.
Omaha Landbank board meetings are open to the public and we’d love to see you there!
To be able to hear more community voices, on September 8, 2021 the meeting will occur at 6pm.

To participate in a public OMLB Board meeting via zoom please contact by noon the Tuesday before the meeting to receive virtual meeting instructions.

Meeting Materials Archive

Who We Are

Our board members and staff work every day to help transform our community.

Our Staff

Shannon Snow

Executive Director

402-800-1235 office

The Executive Director guides the mission of the Land Bank, oversees staff, raises funds, and manages partnerships.

Sarah Cunningham

Director of Operations

402-800-1236 office

The Director of Operations is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of OMLB. Sarah is responsible for managing all of our Real Estate sales and property management.

Deana Walocha

In-House Counsel

402-800-1246 office

Deana is the Omaha Municipal Land Bank's In-House Counsel. She is responsible for managing OMLB's foreclosure process and related legal proceedings.

Leah Whitney Chavez

Project Coordinator

402-800-1242 office

Leah as our bilingual Project Coordinator supports our Spanish speaking Land Bank clients, oversees office organization, communications, community outreach, and special projects that align to the mission and priorities of the Omaha Municipal Land Bank and along with the Executive Director develops and improves Land Bank programs!

Iris White

Administrative Assistant

402-800-1241 office

Iris serves as the administrative assistant of the Omaha Municipal Land Bank. She is responsible for executing tasks related to financial tracking, data systems, organizational reporting, and office functionality.

Our Board Members

Our Board Members provide a wealth of knowledge in various fields related to real estate and community development. The Board is comprised of seven voting Board Members (one from each City Council District), the Director of the Planning Department and additional non-voting members. All Board Members are appointed by the Mayor. We are grateful to have these talented individuals working on our behalf!

Chris Rock

Real Estate Agent, Redfin

Board Chair

Voting Member - District 5

Tiffany Hunter

Corporate Auditor, Union Pacific Railroad

Board Vice Chair

Voting Member - District 2

Robert Woodling

President, Foundations Development LLC


Voting Member - District 6

Michael Riedmann

President of Residential Sales, NP Dodge Real Estate

Board Member

Voting Member - District 7

Thomas McLeay

President, Clarity Development Company

Board Member

Voting Member - District 1

John Heine

Commercial Real Estate Broker, Investors Realty Inc

Board Member

Voting Member - District 3

Mary Byrnes

Vice President Mortgage Loan Officer, Lincoln Federal Savings Bank

Board Member

Voting Member - District 4

Ben Gray

Omaha City Council President, City of Omaha

Board Member


Candice Price

Owner, Home Team Auto Sales

Board Member


Dave Fanslau

Planning Director, City of Omaha

Board Member

Non-Voting Ex-Officio Member

Board Member - Open Position