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April 2018 Housing & Neighborhood Resource Summit

Join Mayor Schor for a walk downtown and let's talk Lansing's past, present, and future.  


The Capital Area District Library and the Historical Society of Greater Lansing will take the lead on Walking Wednesday in conjunction with Jane's Walk events around the world celebrating the great American Urban Activist Jane Jacobs.  Learn more about Jane's Walk events HERE and more about the Historical Society of Greater Lansing HERE


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May Trash Tag Challenge

Spring Cleaning in your corner of Lansing!

Lansing is joining the global #TrashTagChallenge 

During the month of May the Department of Neighborhoods & Citizen Engagement will have FREE City blue trash bags available (one roll per person).

If you're organizing a neighborhood effort, call our office to arrange for larger amount 483-4051. 

Bags can be picked up at 200 N. Foster Ave. Rm. 205 on Thursdays in May from 1pm-6pm. By participating, each person will also receive a SERVELansing t-shirt while supplies last.


1. Find litter in your neighborhood (vacant lots, curb & gutter, drains, etc.)
2. Take a "before" photo of the scene
3. Clean up and bag the trash
4. Then, highlight the change in an "after" picture. 

Post your photos online and tag the City on social media with #TrashTagChallenge #ServeLansing

All filled City trash bags should go curbside on your designated trash pick up day. 
For City bag weight limits and what to avoid putting in City bags, please visit: https://lansingmi.gov/508/City-Trash-Bags 

 LOVE Lansing Tickets ON SALE


Tickets are on sale now until May 10th and MUST be purchased in advance

Ticket price online ($10 + $1.26 service fee)

Ticket Price in person at $10; cash or check (Foster Community Center Room 205 between 9am and 5pm)  

Call 483-4051 with questions.

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Upcoming Neighborhood Events



4/30 Housing & Neighborhood Resource Summit Pattengill Biotech (old Fairview)
5/1 Walking Wednesday Downtown w CADL 
5/5 - 5/11 Love My City Lansing Labor for Your Neighbor 
5/11 Neighborhoods in Bloom Corridor Planting Pennsylvania Ave.
5/14 LOVE Lansing Celebration
5/18 Neighborhoods in Bloom Neighborhood Distribution Day

5/18  TCOA 5K Run for the Ages, Hawk Island Park
5/23 & 5/24 Neighborhood Roundtables
6/12 Summer Concerts in the Park Begin
6/27 & 6/28 Neighborhood Roundtables
7/1 Citizens Academy Applications Open
7/25 & 7/26 Neighborhood Roundtables
8/1 Citizens Academy Applications Due
8/22 & 8/23 Neighborhood Roundtables
9/4 Citizens Academy Begins
9/24 Housing & Neighborhood Resource Summit 2nd Ward North Elementary School
9/26 & 9/27 Neighborhood Roundtables
10/5  SERVE Lansing volunteer fair
10/24 & 10/25 Neighborhood Roundtables
11/3 Neighborhood Leaf Cleanup & Drain Day
11/19 Housing & Neighborhood Resource Summit 3rd Ward Wexford Montessori School

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