With over 200 vacant structures throughout the City of Lansing, blight and a lack of public gathering spaces are shared public challenges. Building upon its rich tradition of neighborhood leadership, Lansing truly believes in the idea that challenges like these are best addressed in partnership with citizens. Lansing is one of six cities taking part in the Love Your Block program. Through this program, the city is engaging with citizens to revitalize vacant lots and create positive public spaces. These efforts are making Lansing’s communities more vibrant places in which to live.
Lansing has been a member of the Cities of Service coalition since 2015, when Mayor Virg Bernero signed the Declaration of Service. Mayor Andy Schor reaffirmed the city’s commitment to service by signing the Declaration in 2018.
Mayor Andy Schor
Andy Schor serves as the 52nd Mayor of Lansing, Michigan. Andy Schor served in the Michigan House of Representatives representing residents of the 68th House District, which included most of the City of Lansing and all of Lansing Township. Before coming to the House, Andy served as an Ingham County Commissioner for 10 years. In the past, Andy worked in the administration of Former Governor Jennifer Granholm. Andy also served as Assistant Director of State Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League for six years.
Director of Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement Andi Crawford
Andi Crawford recently returned to her hometown of Lansing, MI, and serves as the neighborhood resource coordinator for the city. In this role, she leads the Neighborhood Resource Team, supports the mayor in growing and enhancing strategic citizen volunteer initiatives, and delivers services to neighborhood leaders.