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Mark your calendar to join Mayor Schor May 8th, 2018 

Nominate a local leader making an impact in your neighborhood!  Nominations for all the LOVE Lansing awards are open!  Find them HERE  Nominations are due 4/15

Buy your LOVE Lansing Celebration tickets online HERE

Tickets will be available for purchase in person at the April Neighborhood Roundtable meetings Thursday 4/26 6pm and Friday 4/27 8am and 12 noon at the Neighborhood Empowerment Center 600 W. Maple.  

Call 483-4084 to arrange group ticket purchase by check.  

The celebration will recognize neighborhood leaders and neighborhood watch captains and coordinators for their amazing efforts in building strong, safe, livable neighborhoods in Lansing.  The event is moving this year to the Lansing Public Media Center (SWOC) and will feature live music, neighborhood displays and delicious local food vendors.  

Ticket Price: $11.95 ($10.50 + $1.45 fee) includes dinner from some of your favorite local Lansing restaurants and dessert.

A portion of ticket proceeds will be raffled off as mini-grants to neighborhood groups at the event!  Groups must be present to win.  

Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Board Grant Distribution

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application to the City of Lansing Neighborhood grant program.  The Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Board has reviewed the applications and awarded the funds.  You should have received a letter from the board alerting you to the status of your application. 

For those applications that have been awarded funds, the Mayor and the Board will be  distributing the checks on Thursday April 19th at 6:00pm at the Foster Community Center.  

Mayor Schor thanks the citizens on the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Board for their service throughout the selection process and looks forward to seeing the successful neighborhood projects throughout the summer.   

Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill Neighborhood Cleanup is on!

It's going to rain like crazy tomorrow and Cherry Hill is still going to cleanup the park.  Join us at 9:00 am and clear brush and trash from the riverbank and park.  Extreme volunteering!!  Dress for the weather and join us!

Recycle Rama

Walking Wednesday Season underway!

Thank you to everyone who came out for Walking Wednesday in Baker Neighborhood.  The weather was on our side and neighbors and visitors enjoyed a great evening learning about the neighborhood and seeing the neighborhood efforts like the activation of the 538 Isbell lot. 

Thank you to Capital Area Housing Partnership for the hard hat tours of the Walter French building, Cedar Street Art Collective for showing us the new space and introducing us to artists and 517 Coffee, Habitat for Humanity Capital Region for the hotdogs and sharing your plans for Baker home improvements this summer, Everett Dance for your performances, and Bethlehem Lutheran for hosting and serving as a neighborhood hub and champion. 

City of Lansing Parks and Recreation staff were on hand with bounce houses and LPD brought out cars and officers.  The City of Lansing Office of Financial Empowerment talked about our FREE Financial Counseling services.  Many, many others were also involved in organizing and participating.  Thank you to everyone!!  

Do you know the history of Baker Street?  It is named for Luther Byron Baker, a Lansing native responsible for bringing Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth to justice.  Learn more HERE and HERE

Baker Walking Wednesday
Cedar Street Art Collective 1701 South Cedar
517 Coffee
Mayor Schor talks with 517 Coffee inside the Cedar Street Art Collective
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Artist Eric Schantz transforms an old door at the 538 Isbell Community Lot
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Join us at Everett High School for Walking Wednesday

Join Clara Martinez, Director of the Everett High School dance program, for a walk around Everett High School grounds and surrounding area.  Hear about upcoming events at the school and plans for the construction of new facilities.  

Want to bring Walking Wednesday to your Neighborhood?

Email Andi Crawford, Director of Neighborhoods + Citizen Engagement 

We'd love to spend an evening in your Lansing neighborhood!

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Introducing, Lansing Living, a City of Lansing publication combining the Lansing Parks and Recreation Activities Guide, the Capital Area Recycling and Trash (CART) Greensheet, as well as other important information and event details. 

Find the Summer 2018 edition HERE


Find City of Lansing Employment Opportunities HERE

April Events

4/14  Cleanup Cherry Hill Park 9:00 am
4/18 Walking Wednesday Everett High School 6:00 pm
4/19  Neighborhood Grant Distribution Day Foster Community Center 6:00 pm
4/24  Housing + Neighborhood Resource Summit Pattengill Academy 6:00 pm 
4/25  Walking Wednesday Eastside Connector Pattengill Academy 6:00 pm
4/26 & 27 Neighborhood Roundtables Neighborhood Empowerment Center 

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concerts in the park


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