2021 Officers and Board of Directors

Tripartite Governance:

The board of directors of the “classic” CLT is composed of three parts, each containing an equal number of seats. One third of the board represents the interests of people who lease land from the CLT (“leaseholder representatives”). One third represents the interests of residents from the surrounding “community” who do not lease CLT land (“general representatives”). One third is made up of public officials, local funders, nonprofit providers of housing or social services, and other individuals presumed to speak for the public interest (“public representatives”). Control of the CLT’s board is diffused and balanced to ensure that all interests are heard but no interest is predominant.


President – Lloyd Rainge, Capitol Federal VP Community Investment, Director since 2012
Vice President – Kate Gramlich, Lawrence Public Library, Director since 2019

Secretary – Suzanne Kerich, KU Facility Manager Youngberg Hall, Director since 2017
Treasurer – Amy Cleavinger, Former Lender,  Director since 2016

Board of Directors

Mike Myers, Architect at Hernly & Associates, Director since 2011
Linda Troxel, Former City Planner, Director since 2012
Chelsea Benoit, First Management, Director since 2018
Eric Degenhardt, FHL Bank Topeka, Director since 2019
Emily Blevins, Truity,  Director since 2019
Raven Harper, Teacher,  Director since 2021
Eric Jay, Struct/Restruct, Director since 2019
Ashley Zeller, Bank Midwest, Director since 2020
Selene Zepeda, Us Bank, Director since 2021
Rachel Royer, US Bank, Director since 2020