Welcoming City

In December 2015, the City of Lansing was declared a Welcoming City for immigrants and refugees from around the world, as a part of the Welcoming Michigan coalition. Mayor Bernero and other Lansing elected officials signed the coalition’s “Stand Strong, Respect Michigan” pledge and committed to a series of action steps that will ensure Michigan’s capital city is a welcoming city for immigrants and refugees. Lansing is one of ten other communities around the state as participants in the Welcoming Michigan coalition.
Mayor Virg Bernero Signs Welcoming City Agreement
“Lansing was built by immigrants who came to this country seeking their own version of the American Dream,” said Mayor Bernero.
For more information regarding Michigan's Welcoming Cities, please visit the Welcoming Michigan website.