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January Neighborhood Roundtables 


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the January Neighborhood Roundtables.  

The Ingham County Landbank shared the updated neighborhood maps showing Landbank properties throughout Lansing neighborhoods.  Executive Director Jeanna Paluzzi is available to provide information about landbank parcels and projects specific to your neighborhood. 

Contact her at 517-267-5221 or JPaluzzi@Ingham.org to invite her to present at an upcoming neighborhood meeting.


Learn more about the Ingham County Treasurer's Foreclosure Prevention program HERE 
Please share with your neighbors who may be struggling to pay their property taxes.

The Ingham County Treasurer's Auctions will be held on July 24th and August 28th at the Lansing Center.  More information and available property listings will be shared as they are developed.  Sign up to receive upcoming auction information HERE

Show Me the Money Day

February 3rd 10 a.m.-- to 2 p.m. 
South Washington Office Complex
2500 S Washington in Lansing. 
An interactive financial resource fair that includes FREE financial workshops – FREE tax preparation appointments – FREE lunch.  Gift card giveaways also.

 
FREE Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Preparers

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program
Household income of less than $54,000 in 2017 is eligibility. 
Call 2-1-1 for a site nearest you or visit www.myfreetaxes.com
Each year thousands of people in the tri-county area are assisted in bringing back millions of dollars in tax refunds!
 


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)


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.
Livesteam: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/vyDnvHBG4CV 

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! 

Housing + Neighborhood Resource Summit

Northwest Initiative Programs -- Volunteers Needed!


Cooking Classes 
Monday, January 29 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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Volunteers needed 
Package food packages called weekend survival kits that are given to children in need.  Next packaging time is January 31st 5:30 pm – 8:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/nwlansing/photos/a.237344552947815.81286.229858377029766/2027592100589709/?type=3&theater 

Upcoming Neighborhood Events


Downtown Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting
Saturday 1/27 11:00 pm
Central United Methodist Church

Old Town Commercial Association Annual Meeting
Wednesday 1/31 6:00 - 9:00 pm 
Old Town Marquee
Everyone welcome

Eastside Neighborhood Association 

ENO has cancelled the February 7th meeting since it was scheduled for the same time as the State of the City.  ENO is encouraging all of their neighbors to attend the State of City. The next meeting will be on March 7th at 7pm in room 209 at Foster Community Center.   with a presentation from the Ingham County Register of Deeds office.

ENO Spring Souper is February 24th 4-6:30pm at Pattengill Academy.  I have attached the flyer for this event to this email if you want to print some out. It is your choice. 
 

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 Marilyn.Plummer@lansingmi.gov for details.

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.  Applications accepted until 1/31.  Service year begins 3/1.  Call Andi Crawford 517-614-9695 to learn more. 

VISTA
Eden Glen
showcase

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:


1/27                 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 Andi.Crawford@lansingmi.gov  

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

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 Ben.Thompson@lansingmi.gov

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 Andi.Crawford@lansingmi.gov 

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