Posted on: October 12, 2017

Lansing Leaders Launch Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Campaign

Mayor Virg Bernero announced today that the City of Lansing will join forces with the Lansing Regional Sister Cities Commission (501c3) to raise funds for Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief.

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

City of Lansing and R. E. Olds Transportation Museum Reach Agreement on Property Sale

Mayor Virg Bernero announced today that his administration has reached an agreement with the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum to sell the city-owned facility to the Museum. The proposed transaction recognizes that the Museum is a non-profit organization de...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Public Presentations Set for City Hall Development Proposals

Mayor Virg Bernero announced today that the four proposals for the redevelopment of Lansing City Hall will be presented to the public by the developers who responded last month to the city’s Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQP). The p...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Lansing Leaders Launch Texas Relief Campaign

Mayor Virg Bernero announced tonight that the City of Lansing will join forces with Dean Transportation CEO Kellie Dean, MSU football head coach Mark Dantonio, the

Mid-Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross, Meijer’s and the Metro Lansing faith communi...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Demolition Kicks Off Walnut Park Apartments Project on Historic School for the Blind Campus

Mayor Virg Bernero will join The Whitsett Group (TWG) development team and other stakeholders tomorrow morning for the launch of the $12.5 million Walnut Park Apartments project, which will include eight market rate and 64 affordable housing units on the ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Lansing Joins National Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry

Lansing Joins National Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry

(LANSING) – Mayor Virg Bernero announced today that the City of Lansing has joined more than 200 other cities across America in the Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry. Organized by the Anti-Defamation League and the U.S. Conference of M...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Remarks by David C. Hollister at the City Hall Naming Celebration

Thank you for your kind remarks, Tim, Mayor Bernero, President Spitzley and Paula. More importantly, thank you for friendship and support over the years. 

Mayor Bernero and City Council, a special thank you for making this happen. 

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Lansing Sister Cities Leader Wins National Volunteer Award

Barbara Roberts Mason, chairperson of the Lansing Regional Sister Cities Commission (LRSCC), has won the Sister Cities International (SCI) 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award. The Volunteer of the Year Annual Award honors an exemplary volunteer for contribut...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Mayor Bernero Joins 300 “Climate Mayors” Across America to Uphold Paris Climate Agreement

(LANSING) –Mayor Virg Bernero has joined over 300 mayors from across the nation in signing the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA) statement to adopt the Paris Agreement climate goals. Two weeks after President Trump’s contro...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Lansing Population Increases for Fourth Straight Year

(LANSING) – According to the latest population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau,Lansing’s population grew by 1,111 to 116,020 residents as of July 1, 2016 – the fourth increase in as many years. Mayor Bernero hail...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

2017 Memorial Day Ceremony Announced

The City of Lansing Memorial Day Committee announces the 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Evergreen Cemetery, Little Arlington Section. This year’s theme is “Celebrate….Honor…. Re...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Cities Move to Disband Greater Lansing Taxi Authority

(LANSING/EAST LANSING) – Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows today announced that they will seek the approval of their respective City Councils to disband the Greater Lansing Taxi Authority (GLTA). The move was prompte...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Lansing Police Join Forces with Michigan State Police for “Secure Cities Partnership”

(LANSING) – Mayor Virg Bernero today joined Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski and Michigan State Police Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue to announce Lansing’s participation in Michigan’s acclaimed “Secure Cities Partnership”program. Mayor Bernero welcomed the...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

City of Lansing Hosts National Financial Empowerment Coalition

(LANSING) – What does the City of Lansing have in common with New York, San Francisco, Louisville and Savannah? They’re all members of an elite, by-invitation-only group of municipalities called the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Coalition, which ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Mayor Issues Executive Order Clarifying City Policy Re: Treatment of Immigrants and Refugees

Mayor Virg Bernero today issued an executive order that will, for the first time, codify and clarify city policies used when interacting with, detaining or processing immigrants and refugees who may be undocumented.

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Mayor’s 2018 Budget Puts Public Safety and Neighborhoods First

Mayor’s 2018 Budget Puts Public Safety and Neighborhoods First

Mayor Virg Bernero today unveiled a proposed spending plan for the city’s next fiscal year that includes strategic investments in local roads and sidewalks, neighborhoods an...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Blight Removal Begins: Cleanup and Demolition of Long-Shuttered Mobile Home Park Starts Today

Mayor Bernero today joined city officials and cleanup crews to begin environmental remediation and structural demolition of the former Life O’Riley mobile home park, closing the final chapter in the saga of the long-abandoned mobile home park in...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

City to Announce New Partnerships to Enhance Recreational Swimming Opportunities

(LANSING) – Mayor Virg Bernero and the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation will announce a new partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing to provide enhanced aquatic and swim programs in the city’s indoor and out...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Mayor Bernero Delivers Final State of the City Address

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Mayor Virg Bernero delivered his twelfth and final State of the City Address this evening at Sparrow Hospital on Michigan Avenue, reflecting on twelve years of progress under his leadership, including more than $2.4 billion dollars in new economic develop...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Mayor Bernero to Deliver Final State of the City Address

Mayor Virg Bernero will deliver his 12th and final State of the City Address on Tuesday, March 14, at Sparrow Hospital on Michigan Avenue in the new  Gathering Place at Sparrow upscale dining area. The mayor’s annual speech will be broa...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

City of Lansing Announces Storm Debris Cleanup Plan

In response to the storm event this week that included high winds, the City of Lansing has been working continuously to clean up storm debris, remove downed trees and trim dangerous limbs to eliminate hazards. Approximately 85 sites with significant tree ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Mayor Bernero Announces Sense of Place in the Arts Grant Recipients and Arts Impact Projects

 Mayor Virg Bernero was joined today by Bob Trezise of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Deborah Mikula of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing to proudly announce$120,000 in investment toward creative placemaking efforts in Lansing...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Lansing’s LorAnn Oils Set to Expand in South Lansing

LANSING, MI – Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced a major new business expansion project in south Lansing this morning. The project entails a third expansion of the longtime Lansing-based company LorAnn ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Mayor Bernero, TWG Development Forge Ahead with Revitalization of Former School for the Blind Campus

(LANSING) – Mayor Virg Bernero, along with TWG Development, LLC (TWG), are proud to announce an exciting new housing development, Walnut Park Apartments, which will begin construction in 2017 on the former Michigan School for the Blind campus (M...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

New Michigan Avenue Development Project Announced

Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced a major new redevelopment project in the East Town region of Michigan Avenue to be completed by 2200 Block, LLC, an affiliate of The Gillespie Company, Inc. The 4-story project,...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Lansing Board of Water & Light Replaces Last Lead Service Line

Initiative Prompted by then-Senator Virg Bernero More Than A Decade Ago Brings Lansing Lead-free Pipes

The Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) has replaced its last active lead service line, joining Madison, Wisconsin as the only two water utilities i...

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Posted on: December 11, 2016

Winter Storm Operations Report and Reminders

(LANSING) -- The City of Lansing initiated winter storm operations early this morning and will

continue around-the-clock until city streets are cleared of snow. Crews will continue to focus on

keeping main thoroughfares open until the end of the storm event...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Mayor Bernero Leads New National Manufacturing Initiative

At the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 City Summit in Pittsburgh, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto launched a new national manufacturing initiative that aims to define a national policy agenda to support the growth of Ameri...Press Release

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Lansing Financial Empowerment Center’s Re-entry Program Named 1 of the Most Innovative in the World

A new report published this week hails the work of the City of Lansing’s Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) helping formerly incarcerated citizens transition back to society as one of the most innovative city initiatives in the world. The report, prepared...Press Release

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Meeting Notice: Lansing's Walk & Bike Plan Update

The City of Lansing is holding meetings November 15th and 29th to gather public input on its walking and biking plan. The goal of this plan is to provide a framework for creating a comprehensive network of sidewalks, trails, bike lanes, crosswalks and ot...Press Release

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Celebrate America Recycles Day with The City of Lansing and Live Green Lansing

In observance of America Recycles Day, the City of Lansing and Live Green Lansing are sponsoring a free, family-friendly art project at REACH art studio on Saturday, November 12th from 12 Noon-2pm. The art project will focus on creating Christmas ornament...Press Release

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Mayor’s Proposed Ordinance Aims to Improve Safety of Medical Marihuana Cultivation in Neighborhoods

(LANSING) – Mayor Virg Bernero was joined today by city officials and community stakeholders to announce a proposed ordinance that aims to make Lansing neighborhoods safer by requiring the registration and inspection of legal, home-based medical marihuana...Press Release

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Lettuce Live Well to throw Healthy Holiday Party!

(LANSING) – Lettuce Live Well and Metro Lansing Loses a Million will host a holiday party on November 5th. Teaming up with the YMCA, and sponsored by the City of Lansing, these organizations aim to improve the health of the Lansing community. The holiday ...Press Release

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Capital Area Veterans Day Observance Set for Saturday, Nov. 5th at Pattengill Middle School

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(LANSING) – The City of Lansing, the Capital Area Veterans Commission and MSU Native American Institute, will present the eleventh annual Capital Area Veterans Day observance on Saturday, November 5th at Pattengill Middle School, located at 626 Marshall S...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Mayor Bernero Announces 120 New Bike Racks to Improve City’s Multimodal Transportation Network

Mayor Virg Bernero and Chief Operating Officer/Public Service Director Chad Gamble announce the city’s plan to install new bicycle racks at 120 locations across the city. The new bike racks were purchased with a federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (...Press Release

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

10th Annual Mayors’ Ramadan Unity Dinner to Take Place Friday, Oct. 14

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LANSING, Mich. — Mayor Virg Bernero (Lansing) and Mayor Mark Meadows (East Lansing) are proud to announce that the 10th Anniversary of the Mayors’ Ramadan Unity Dinner will be held on Friday, Oct. 14 from 6-9 p.m. The annual dinner was established to cele...Tickets and Event Information

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Security Camera Registry and Mapping (S.C.R.A.M.) Program

Today, more and more citizens and businesses are installing private security cameras to help protect the inside and outside of their property. As a citizen or business owner, you may not be aware that your cameras may have unknowingly captured valuable fo...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Mobile Pill Drop Box

Lansing Police Department and the Ingham County Sheriff Department will be bringing the "Mobile Pill Drop Box" to several area High School Football games during the 2017 season. The community is asked to bring outdated or unused medicat...

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