Mayor's Initiatives

  1. Office of Financial Empowerment

    The Office of Financial Empowerment is a branch of the City of Lansing's Mayor's office and is home to 3 exciting initiatives: Lansing Financial Empowerment Center, Youth Employment Success, and Lansing SAVE.

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  2. Office of Community and Faith-based Initiatives

    During his first year in office Mayor Bernero established the Mayor's Office of Community and Faith Based Initiatives to form a powerful new partnership between city government and Lansing's faith community.

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  3. Manufacturing Alliance of Communities (MAC)

    To create a stronger voice for Michigan and our nation’s numerous automotive communities, Mayor Bernero formed the Mayors Automotive Coalition (now the Manufacturing Alliance of Communities)— a national alliance of manufacturing mayors to press Congress and the White House to support manufacturing and to assist Michigan's recovery from economic disaster.

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  4. Buy American, Build American

    Mayor Virg Bernero's initiative to promote American-made products takes the basic idea of buying American a step further.

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  5. Live Green Lansing Initiative

    The City of Lansing is committed to becoming a national leader in energy conservation and the sustainable use of resources.

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  6. GREAT Program

    Lansing Police Department joins police agencies in 47states who now provide the GREAT program to students in schools ranging from the 4th through the 8th grades. Millions of children have been exposed to GREAT training.

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  7. Financial Health Team

    Mayor Virg Bernero formed the Financial Health Team (FHT) in 2012.

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  8. My Lansing CAP

    In 2014, Mayor Bernero and Bishop David Maxwell – the director of his Office of Community and Faith-Based Initiatives— brought together existing community groups to help spearhead the “Mayor’s Young Lansing” Commission and Partnerships (MY Lansing CAP).

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  9. Lansing Loses A Million

    Lansing Loses A Million is a health initiative for residents of Lansing, Michigan. This initiative is to create a sense of camaraderie, accountability, fellowship, and healthy competition amongst the community. A program to build a strong community through healthier individuals.

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  10. Sister Cities

    Founded in 1956 by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sister Cities International is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities.

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  11. Lansing Public Media Center

    Lansing's Government Access Station - City TV broadcasts programs on a wide variety of topics pertaining to the City of Lansing as well as the weekly live broadcasts of the regular business meeting of the Lansing City Council. City TV is Channel 12 for Comcast subscribers in the City.

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