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ebay Lansing - Opportunity for businesses to grow

Did you see Mayor Andy Schor's big announcement last week? ebay has chosen Lansing for the Retail Revival Program.  Learn all about it HERE

Applications are now open for Lansing area businesses to apply for this special opportunity to harness the power of ecommerce and for residents to support local businesses.  Hurry!  The application deadline is August 27th. 

Imagine the Avenue Feedback

Have thoughts about the Michigan Ave Imagine the Avenue project along the 2000 block last week?  Please complete the feedback survey HERE and come discuss in person at the upcoming Neighborhood Roundtables.  


More opportunity to influence the conversation

If mobility, tranit-oriented development, multi-modal transportation, regional collaboration, safety, and how to spend taxes on roads and infrastructure are of interest to you - be sure to attend:


“Hidden Gems of Lansing” Photo Contest Underway

From 50 submissions, the top 10 photos are now in a traveling art gallery

August 13th-17th Gier Community Center
August 20th- 24th Letts Community Center
August 27th-31st Foster Community Center
September 3rd-7th Schmidt Community Center
September 10th-14th Cristo Rey Community Center
September 17th-21st Allen Neighborhood Center

Award ceremony will be at the Housing and Neighborhood Resource Summit on September 25th. Mayor Schor will present gift card prizes to the three photographers receiving the most votes from the traveling galleries.

Sponsored by the Camera Shop in south Lansing. Thank you to the City Clerk’s Office who created real ballots that will be run through their tabulator machines each week. Each gallery will have forms where residents can register to vote or apply for a passport.

Have a great idea to improve your Lansing neighborhood?

Attend the 2018-2019 Neighborhood Grant Program kickoff and workshop Thursday October 18th at 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Foster Community Center.  Learn how your civic organization can apply for up to $5,000 to bring your idea to life.  

All Civic Organizations must be registered with the City of Lansing to apply -- see below

City of Lansing Neighborhood + Civic Organization Registration

By registering your organization, it will be included on the City of Lansing neighborhoods website and have a page which can include the organization contact information and links to any existing organization websites or social media.  Organizations must be registered in order to apply for the Neighborhood Grants, Neighborhood Cleanup and Neighborhoods in Bloom programs.   

Find the registration form HERE

City of Lansing Celebrates Financial Empowerment

The Office of Financial Empowerment celebrated its 5th birthday this summer.  See how we're helping Lansing residents take control of their finances through 1 on 1 financial counseling and support. 

See the event and learn how this program is impacting our community HERE


Next Walking Wednesday 8/29 at Ingham Park

Walking Wednesday Vol. 1 

The first installment of Walking Wednesday featuring the Baker Neighborhood, Everett High School, and Coachlight Commons/Graves Park was released.  Watch it HERE

Walking Wednesday Vol. 2

Featuring Moores Park, Walnut Neighborhood, and Genesee Neighborhood.  Watch it HERE

RACER Trust Information

Find information shared at the RACER Trust (former GM sites on the Westside)


Get McLaren Hospital updates on new website

Its survey, contact forms and trending community input will allow Lansing residents to participate with the new hospital project at varying levels—and also stay up to speed on news and updates with the project. McLaren has also launched an online survey to gather feedback on subjects from the hospital’s architectural design to the health care delivery process. Go to 

Lansing Connect

Want to report a pothole or make a service request? Download the Lansing Connect app and report concerns directly to City officials. Residents can mark the geographical location of the issue, upload a photo or video of the concern, and track their request for follow up information. Remember, if the issue you are reporting is a public safety emergency, please call 911.

Download the app:

public service

Find City of Lansing Employment Opportunities HERE

Upcoming events

8/29 Walking Wednesday Ingham Park 6pm
8/30 Neighborhood Roundtables 6pm: Feedback on Imagine the Avenue Project
8/31 Neighborhood Roundtables 8am: Feedback on Imagine the Avenue Project
9/5 2018 Citizens Academy begins 6:30 pm City Hall
9/6 Serve Lansing launch press conference City Hall 2pm
9/25 Housing & Neighborhood Resource Summit 6:00pm Forest View School
10/18 Neighborhood Grant Kickoff and Workshop 5:30 pm Foster Community Center
11/15 Neighborhood Grant Project Feedback 5:30 pm Foster Community Center
11/27 Housing & Neighborhood Resource Summit 6:00pm Pleasant View School

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