New Director of Community Stabilization Joins Team

We are pleased to announce that Kathryn (Kim) Kimlin has accepted the position of Director of Community Stabilization and will join the Cuyahoga Land Bank team May 7.

Kim will be responsible for overview and management of strategic planning and demolition strategies and will oversee the demolition of abandoned residential and commercial structures in Cuyahoga County.

Kim has a B.A. in Geography and Urban Planning from Slippery Rock University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Michigan.  Kim brings experience and a proven track record of success in community and economic development, which will be invaluable in meeting the Cuyahoga Land Bank’s goals and objectives.

Kim’s experience includes serving as a Program Director for the Cleveland non-profit The Trust for Public Land, Executive Director of Neighborhood Capital Corporation, and Vice President of Finance of Neighborhood Progress, Inc. Most recently, Kim was Principal at Kimlin and Associates, a consultancy specializing in nonprofit program design and organizational development. Clients included the Cleveland Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, and Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Regional Economic Issues.

Kim is taking over for the position held by Cheryl Stephens who has moved on to become the Director of the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corp. “Kim has big shoes to fill but I am very confident that she will fill those shoes and be an excellent match for this position and a strong asset to the Cuyahoga Land Bank team.  Please join me in welcoming her to the organization,” says Gus Frangos, President and General Counsel for the Cuyahoga Land Bank.

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