Our History

The Macon-Bibb County Land Bank Authority was established in 1996, as the second land bank in the State of Georgia, through an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Macon and Bibb County.  The Macon-Bibb County Land Bank Authority is a governmental authority under the laws of the State of Georgia for the public purpose of returning non-tax generating properties to a productive use.  The Land Bank Authority works in a collaborative effort with Macon-Bibb County in the implementation of community and economic development; specifically providing land to be used in the production of housing and creation of jobs for low to moderate income citizens through residential, commercial and industrial development. The Land Bank Authority is a strategic tool that supports growth and investment in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Our Mission

The mission of the Macon-Bibb County Land Bank Authority, Inc. is to create vibrant communities through the elimination of blighted properties, creation of affordable housing opportunities and enhancing economic activities in a manner consistent with local government plans and priorities.

Our Objectives

  • Acquire Underutilized Properties 90% 90%
  • Neighborhood Redevelopment & Revitalization 70% 70%
  • Title Clearance 77% 77%
  • Quality of Life Enhancement 65% 65%
  • Facilitate the development of Affordable Housing 55% 55%

Our Staff

Alison Souther Goldey

Alison Souther Goldey

Executive Director

Alison Goldey, a native of Macon, Georgia, began her career in the private market, working for a national homebuilder in sales, marketing and demographics.  Longing to return to her roots and make a difference in her community, Alison chose to move back to Macon where she became the executive director of the newly created Macon-Bibb County Land Bank Authority, a position that she has held since 1997.

Alison is responsible for the overall management of staff and operations of the Land Bank, ensuring that important mission objectives and organizational goals are achieved.  In addition to managing the day to day operations, Alison works in a collaborative effort with community and business leadership, state and local government, and both non-profit and private developers charged with the responsibility of coordinating and implementing neighborhood redevelopment.

Everett Verner

Everett Verner

Property Acquisition & Disposition Manager

Everett Verner has served the Land Bank Authority as Property Acquisition Coordinator for eight years.  Everett assists in the planning of acquisition and disposition of properties in accordance with the Land Bank Authority mission to return properties to a productive use status. He manages the strategic acquisition of properties through negotiating direct purchases, facilitating property donations, and initiating in rem tax foreclosures. Everett evaluates property requests and subsequent redevelopment plans for disposition of properties to responsible developers.

Prior to working at the Land Bank, Everett Verner served as the Community and Resource Development Coordinator through the AmeriCorps Vista Volunteer Program for Macon Area Habitat for Humanity where he was responsible for preparing grants, researching and negotiating land acquisitions, and organizing neighborhood volunteers.

Everett holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Mercer University.

Shannon Hill

Shannon Hill

Executive Administrative Assistant

Shannon Hill has been with the Land Bank since 2003.  Shannon serves as Executive Administrative Assistant, where she is the first line of contact for the Land Bank.  Shannon provides support to the Executive Director and Land Bank Staff over administrative, financial and procedural matters.  She is responsible for vendor and invoice management, account reconciliation, and property cost and expense reconciliations.  Working as part of the team, Shannon is responsible for the day-to-day tasks and administrative duties of the office.

Shannon holds a bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems/Management from Savannah State and a Master of Computer Information Systems from Strayer University.