Land Bank Commission



The Land Bank Commission meets the second Wednesday of the month.
5:00PM - 6:30PM

Portland Land Bank Commission will conduct a virtual meeting using
emergency legislation approved by LD 2167; 1 M.R.S. §403­A, that authorizes cities and towns to conduct meetings online. This meeting will be conducted remotely using Zoom.

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Agendas & Minutes

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

  • Patrizia Baily, Chair, At Large                                    June 30, 2021
  • Steve Morganstein, Vice-Chair                                  June 30, 2023                                   
  • Simon Rucker, Secretary, District 1                           June 30, 2022
  • Andrew Butcher, District 2                                         June 30, 2021
  • Kara Wooldkirk, At Large                                           June 30, 2021
  • Jon Kachmar, At Large                                              June 30, 2022
  • Jennifer Fox, At Large                                               June 30, 2023
  • City Councilor Andrew Zarro, District 4                      City Council Appointee          
  • Baxter Miatke, Treasurer, District 5                            June 30, 2023

Staff Members

  • Mike Murray, Director of Cemeteries and Project Management
  • Doug Roncarati, Storm Water Program Coordinator, Public Works
  • Michael Goldman, Associate Corporate Counsel
  • Samara Ray, Senior 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.