Our Mission

The Albany County Land Bank’s mission is to:

  • Facilitate the process of acquiring, improving & redistributing vacant properties
  • Eliminate the harms & liabilities caused by such properties
  • Return properties to productive use
  • Remain consistent with the municipality’s redevelopment and comprehensive plans

Board Members

Charles Touhey, Chair

                                                                     Touhey Associates

Pamela Harper, PhD, Vice Chair

New Jerusalem Church

Marist College

 David Traynham, Treasurer

New Horizons Christian Church

 Samuel Wells, Secretary

Resident

Natisha M. Alexander                   Philip Calderone                            Jeffery Collett         

  Resident                                            Albany County                                 Business Owner

 

  Todd Curley                             Christopher Spencer

  Prime Properties                              City of Albany   

                                          

Committees:
Acquisition & Disposition: Natisha Alexander, Jeffery Collett, Todd Curley, David Traynham, Charles Touhey, Sam Wells
Audit & Finance: David Traynham, Charles Touhey
Governance: Pamela Harper, Chair, David Traynham

Albany County Land Bank Staff

ADAM ZARANKO

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

email: azaranko@albanycountylandbank.org

AMANDA WYCKOFF

PROPERTY and DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

email:

 awyckoff@albanycountylandbank.org

IRVIN ACKERMAN

REAL ESTATE SALES & ASST. PROPERTY MANAGER

email: iackerman@albanycountylandbank.org

ERIN SCANTLEBURY

REAL ESTATE SALES SPECIALIST

email: escantlebury@albanycountylandbank.org

CHRISTINA WILEY

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

email:

cwiley@albanycountylandbank.org

AmeriCorps Service Members

(10-month Assignment)

SYLVIA HAHN BERMAN

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR

email: sberman@albanycountylandbank.org

VIRGINA RAWLINS

HOUSING SERVICES COUNSELOR

email: vrawlins@albanycountylandbank.org

CHARLOTTE O’CONNOR

NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND PROGRAM COORDINATOR

email: coconnor@albanycountylandbank.org

Funders

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City of Albany

Community feedback is provided from local advisory groups.

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