Who We Are | Chautauqua County Land Bank

The Chautauqua County Land Bank is made up of a Board of Directors who are appointed by the Chautauqua County Legislature to serve staggered terms. Representation includes 2 members of the Legislature (Democrat and Republican), the Directors of Development from the cities of Jamestown and Dunkirk, a representative of the county Planning Board, the Real Property Tax Director, local representatives from the banking and real estate industries, community development organizations and the general public. We endeavor to be representative across the county.

CCLBC Board of Directors:

James E.  Caflisch
James E. Caflisch
Board Chair
John  Hemmer
John Hemmer
Board Member
Peter  Lombardi
Peter Lombardi
Board Member
William W. Carlson
William W. Carlson
Board Member
Hugh  Butler
Hugh Butler
Board Member
Jeffery  Gossett
Jeffery Gossett
Board Secretary
Paul  Whitford
Paul Whitford
Board Member
Scott  Butler
Scott Butler
Board Treasurer

Staff of CCLBC:

The CCLBC employs 1 Full-Time Administrative Director, 1 Part-Time Program Specialist, and the Executive Director, who concurrently serves as the county’s Deputy Director for Planning.

Mark  Geise
Mark Geise
Executive Director
Gina  Paradis
Gina Paradis
Administrative Director
Jennifer  Cameron
Jennifer Cameron
Program Specialist
Stephen  Abdella
Stephen Abdella
Legal Counsel

Contact the Chautuauqua County Land Bank to learn how you can get involved.

Recent News & Updates

GOOD-BYE: Portage Inn meets its end

Determined to be unsafe as well as unsightly, the long-abandoned Portage Inn on N. Portage Avenue in Westfield was demolished Thursday.

Portage Inn set for demolition

The dangerously decrepit Portage Inn building in downtown Westfield will soon disappear from 18-28 N. Portage St. now that the village board unanimous...

And the walls fall down

The city of Dunkirk will be opening bids Monday for asbestos surveys on seven properties that would get them closer to demolition.

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