Who we Are

The Omaha Municipal Land Bank (OMLB), a governmental, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, aspires to serve as a community development intermediary for Omaha as its land banking tool that creates pathways for stimulating the local economy by addressing systemic vacancy issues at its core.

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OMLB Team

Our staff and board work hard every day to benefit the community.

Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith

Executive Director

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The Executive Director guides our strategic direction, maintains key partnerships and manages financial affairs.

Andrea Purdy-Steenholdt

Andrea Purdy-Steenholdt

Director of Operations

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Andrea oversees the daily operations at the Land Bank and coordinates efforts related to organizational procedures and priorities.

Deana Walocha

Deana Walocha

In-House Counsel

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Deana manages all legal proceedings, property acqusitions and dispositions, and tax-foreclosures.

Carisma Jano

Carisma Jano

Real Estate Manager

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Carisma works in coordination with the In-House Counsel to manage the acquisition and disposition of real property at the Land Bank.

Adam Sanders

Adam Sanders

Property Specialist

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Adam works closely with our In-House Counsel and Real Estate Manager to manage the maintenance and improvement of real property. 

Kione Lowe

Kione Lowe

Executive Assistant

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Kione provides high-level administrative support to the Executive Director and other senior staff.

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Meet Our Board

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!

 

Dawni Freeman

Dawni Freeman

Vice President, American National Bank

Voting Board Member-District 1 Board Treasurer

Sharlon Rodgers

Sharlon Rodgers

Consultant, BAHF Consulting

Voting Board Member-District 2 Board Chair

Bridget Bumgardner

Bridget Bumgardner

Business Development Engineer, Turner Construction

Voting Board Member-District 3

Itzel Lopez

Itzel Lopez

Chief Executive Officer, Latino Economic Development Council

Voting Board Member-District 4

Chris Rock

Chris Rock

Mortgage Loan Officer, Core Bank

Voting Board Member-District 5

Patrick Falke

Patrick Falke

Principal, Attego Group

Voting Board Member-District 6 Board Vice Chair

Vacant

Vacant

Voting Board Member-District 7   

Dave Fanslau

Dave Fanslau

Planning Director, City of Omaha

Non-Voting Board Member             

Juanita Johnson

Juanita Johnson

City Council Member District 2

Non-Voting Board Member 

Michael Riedmann

Michael Riedmann

President Emeritus, NP Dodge Real Estate

Non-Voting Board Member-District 7  

Susan Rauth

Susan Rauth

Realtor, NextHome Signature

Non-Voting Board Member-District 6 

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