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January Neighborhood Roundtables - Next Week

Thursday January 25th 6:00 pm
Friday January 26th 8:00 am and 12:00 noon

Topic:  Ingham County Landbank parcel plans and neighborhood maps

Upcoming Roundtables

February 22nd 6:00pm; February 23rd 8:00am and 12:00 noon
Topic:  BWL updates (Efficiency program, rates, Tree Trimming/Replacement, LiftUp!)

March 22nd 6:00pm; March 23rd 8:00am and 12:00 noon
Topic:  Lansing Parks and Recreation Planned Projects

All Roundtables are held at the Neighborhood Empowerment Center at 600 W. Maple
(on the Old School for the Blind Property)


Distribution of FREE, fresh, non-perishable food items
TOMORROW Saturday, January 20, 2018
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (or until food runs out)
St. Gerard Catholic School 4433 W. Willow Hwy. Lansing, MI 48917

Food Pantry

Mayor Schor's Transition Team Report

Upon election, Mayor Andy Schor selected an experienced slate of Lansing leaders to lead the transition team. The team put together a report including policy recommendations to the Mayor on education, economic and business development, neighborhoods and public safety, and infrastructure.

Read it HERE

State of the City

Please join Mayor Andy Schor for the 2018 State of the City Address!

5:30 pm — doors open, refreshments available in cafeteria 
6:30 pm — event begins, guests are asked to be in auditorium seats
7:00 pm — speech begins and goes live on TV

The speech will be broadcast live on at 7:00 pm on City TV and local news stations that are TBA.

We Want to Hear from You:
Use the hashtags #SOTC2018 & #LoveLansing to share your stories about why you’re excited to be a part of this community during such an exciting time! 

Boards and Commissions

Are you ready to be more engaged in the City of Lansing?  Consider serving on one of our many citizen boards and commissions.  There are two vacancies on the Neighborhood Advisory Board.  Apply HERE  Contact Marilyn Plummer at for details.

Housing + Nbhd Resource Summits

Join the Neighborhood Resource Team as a VISTA!

Learn about National Service and apply to be part of the Neighborhood Resource Team in the City of Lansing.  Service year begins 3/1.  Call Andi Crawford 517-614-9695 to learn more. 

Eden Glen

Bring a Summer Concert to Your Park!

Dreaming of warm summer evenings in your favorite Lansing Park?  Each year the City of Lansing provides a FREE summer concert series at parks across the city.  You can apply to bring one of the concerts to your favorite park.  Find all the details and the brief application HERE

In 2017 the following parks were successfully requested by neighborhoods:

Sycamore Park
Moores Park
Cherry Hill
Fulton Park

The City of Lansing Department of Parks and Recreation handles all of the concert details.  Neighborhoods can partner to enhance the evening in many ways including:

  • Partnering with food trucks/vendors
  • Selling concessions as a neighborhood group fundraiser
  • Passing out neighborhood information
  • Hosting your neighborhood picnic during the event
  • Renting additional family fun features like bounce houses and inflatables
  • Adding a neighborhood or park tour before the event


Planning for 2018

By request of neighborhood leaders, below please find many dates that neighborhoods may want to participate in, partner on, or plan around in the coming year:

1/12                 Neighborhood Advisory Board/Love Your Block grant applications due
1/20                 Food Pantry St. Gerard School 9 am - 11 am 
1/25-26            January Neighborhood Roundtables* -- Ingham County Landbank
1/27                 Downtown Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting
1/27                 Cardboard Sled Contest Gier Park 1pm 
2/1                   Neighborhoods in Bloom Applications open
2/1                    Eden Glen Open House 10 am - 7 pm
2/7                   State of the City Address Pattengill Academy
2/13                 Housing + Neighborhood Resource Summit, 4th Ward** Willow School 
2/22-23            February Neighborhood Roundtables -- Board of Water & Light (BWL)
3/1                   LOVE Lansing Neighborhood Award Applications Open
3/15                 Neighborhoods in Bloom Applications Due
3/22-23            March Neighborhood Roundtables -- City of Lansing Parks & Rec
4/11                 Walking Wednesdays Begin (Weekly through 10/24)
4/15                 LOVE Lansing Award Applications Due
4/24                 Housing + Neighborhood Resource Summit, 1st Ward
4/26-27            April Neighborhood Roundtables
4/28                 MSU Global Day of Service (Volunteers Available for Nbhd Projects)
5/12                 Neighborhoods in Bloom Penn4People Corridor Planting Day 
5/16                 LOVE Lansing Celebration
5/19                 Neighborhoods in Bloom Neighborhood Planting Day
5/24-25            May Neighborhood Roundtables
6/13                 Concert in the Park***
6/20                 Concert in the Park
6/27                 Concert in the Park
6/28-6/29         June Neighborhood Roundtables
7/1                   Citizens Academy Applications Open****
7/4                   Independence Day Parade Neighborhood Strong 
7/4                   Concert in the Park
7/5-7/8             Common Ground Music Festival
7/9-7/14           Baker Neighborhood Rock the Block Event
7/11                 Concert in the Park
7/18                 Concert in the Park
7/25                 Concert in the Park
7/26-7/27         July Neighborhood Roundtables
8/1                   Citizens Academy Applications Due
8/1                   Concert in the Park
8/15                 Citizens Academy Applicants notified
8/23-8/24         August Neighborhood Roundtables
9/5                   Citizens Academy Begins (Wed. 6:30 pm  - 8:30 pm  No class 10/31)
9/10-9/14         Baker Neighborhood Rock the Block Event
9/18                 Housing + Neighborhood Resource Summit, 2nd Ward
9/27-28            September Neighborhood Roundtables
10/24               Final Walking Wednesday
10/25-26          October Neighborhood Roundtables
11/14               Citizens Academy Graduation
11/16               Silver Bells in the City
11/20               Lansing SAVE Night, Lansing Eastern Fieldhouse
11/27               Housing + Neighborhood Resource Summit, 3rd Ward
12/13               2018 Grant Preview Day
*Neighborhood Roundtables meetings are offered 3x/month.  The Thursday meeting is at 6:00 pm and the Friday meetings are at 8:00 am and 12:00 noon.  All meetings are held at the Neighborhood Empowerment Center 600 W. Maple

**Housing + Neighborhood Resource Summits bring City of Lansing staff and community resources directly to citizens.  The event rotates around to each ward, but the entire city is always welcome to attend.  Event locations are being finalized and most are held at Lansing Public Schools. 

***Concerts in the Park are held on Wednesdays throughout the summer.  Locations and lineup are in development.

****The Lansing Citizens Academy will launch this year and will be a complement to the existing Lansing Citizens Police Academy  All facets of city government will be explored.  For reference, a good model program nearby is the Midland Citizens Academy.  

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

Update or Add 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

Neighborhood News 

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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