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Silver Bells tonight!

Silver Bells Info

Silver Bells event map

Click HERE for all Silver Bells event information

Housing and Neighborhood Resource Summit

Lansing Citizens Handbook

The Lansing Citizen Handbook is a handy guide to living in Lansing -- have a question and can't locate the answer in the guide?  Let us know and we will be happy to add!  Send your feedback to  

Thank you for helping us continually shape and build these tools for Lansing.  Find them all at

Fall Leaves Reminder
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Drain clogged with fall leaves

Unclog those storm drains!

Leaves in the street clog the storm drains and create flooding.  Unclog the storm drains in your neighborhood.  Check out this quick video for a trip from the storm water catch basin to the river.  

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& after quick cleanup

Brag A Little!

Did your neighborhood complete a project this year with funding from the Neighborhood Advisory Board grant?  We'd love to feature your successful project or event in our 2017 report.  Send your photos and a project description to Ben Thompson at by December 8.  

Have a Great Idea for your Neighborhood? 

The Neighborhood Advisory Board Grant application preview will be held on Tuesday December 14th 6:00 pm at Foster Community Center.  Bring your grant idea or draft application and get feedback from the board on ways to strengthen your proposal.  The grant preview is highly recommended, especially for first time applicants.   

Apply for a $100 stipend & host a great block party or plan something bigger and apply for a small (up to $650) or large (up to $3,000) project grant. Ready to make an even bigger impact? Apply to take on a Love Your Block project of up to $5,000 and work directly with the Neighborhood Resource Team to bring your project to life.  See the 2017 Love Your Block project report link below for examples. 

All applications are due Jan. 12, 2018 and funds are awarded April 2018. 

To learn more, contact members of the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Board

Interested in serving on the board? Two spots are open.
Click here to apply to join the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Board.

Important Links:  

Some neighborhood generated ideas you might want to bring to your neighborhood:

Neighborhood enhancement
  • Activate vacant lots
  • “Welcome to” signs
  • Printing & Promotion materials for neighborhood organization
  • Neighborhood meeting/event supplies (tables, chairs, watercoolers, etc)
  • Neighborhood yard signs as meeting reminders
  • Neighborhood street sign toppers 
  • Community Gardening (Native plant gardens, garden benches, sculptures)
  • Neighborhood park cleanups/enhancements
Community Events -- FInd Ideas HERE
  • Picnics, block parties, porch fests
  • Bounce house, port-a-johns
  • Purchase equipment (movie projectors, popcorn machines, playgrounds)
  • Group outings (i.e. Lugnuts)       

Update or Add your Neighborhood Information

Is your neighborhood on the new City of Lansing neighborhood website? Add or edit neighborhood information by sending to Ben Thompson at

Need help forming or strengthening your neighborhood group?  Find some helpful tips HERE

Submit information to LiNCS notes

If your neighborhood or organization has an event or information you'd like shared with Lansing neighbors, send to Andi Crawford at 

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