Lansing, MI

Lansing, MI

Lansing has been a member of the Cities of Service coalition since Mayor Virg Bernero signed the declaration in 2015 and committed to leveraging resident volunteers and service to achieve the city's goals. The mayor's leadership has resulted in the city transitioning the way it provides services to neighborhood leaders, increased public/private partnership, and created impact volunteering initiatives that will lead  to future citizen engagement. The mayor has also identified the city's barriers to engagement, helping solicit a new vision for neighborhoods by bringing residents and City Hall together.


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Neighborhood Revitalization

Lansing Love Your Block

Mayor Virg Bernero will bring residents and City Hall together through neighborhood summits and focused projects using Love Your Block, a Cities of Service neighborhood revitalization blueprint. The City of Lansing will engage neighborhood leaders in project-based and experiential learning to solicit a new vision for neighborhoods and to identify the barriers to civic engagement. Lansing has a rich history of neighborhood organizing and citizen engagement; the challenge now is to invite and cultivate new leadership in these groups and to connect them together in service. 

Photo: Lansing, MI key personnel and neighborhood leaders participated in a listening and learning tour of the City of Flint, MI where Love Your Block is also in action.

"With the help of the Ingham County Land Bank and a grant-funded AmeriCorps VISTA member, we will form powerful new partnerships between city government, neighborhood volunteers and community non-profits to engage and empower our residents, especially in low-income areas, to improve the quality of life in their own neighborhoods."
Mayor Virg Bernero

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