The Neighborhood

This is a town loaded with ‘neighborhood’ entities- neighborhood watches, neighborhood associations, neighborhood centers- and this can be confusing. To clarify, most neighborhood watches and associations are all-volunteer-driven organizations, many of which focus their efforts on an area of several square blocks. They may affiliate with LPD’s Neighborhood Watch Program or the Lansing Neighborhood Council or both. New groups form all the time, while others, like ENO, have been around for several decades and advocate for an entire quadrant of the city.

In contrast to these, Allen Neighborhood Center is a non-profit community development agency. We are staffed and funded, and we are governed by a Board of Directors that sets the direction for the organization. ANC works in close partnership with ENO and a multitude of organized neighborhoods. Here is all the information you need to know about creating community in the Eastside and Lansing.



Joan Nelson, The Big Cheese at ANC, put together a community group to send a message to the Capital about their thoughts on the regulation of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Lansing. Here’s a copy of that letter: Regulation of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Address Health and Safety Issues

For all things Eastside, check out these quick links:
Map of Eastside Neighborhood Groups
Lansing Neighborhood Resource Handbook
Neighborhood Safety Booklet
Lansing Community Builders Handbook
Eastside Neighborhood Organization (ENO)

Get Active in Your Community

Included in this list are links and information to get your voice heard in the Eastside:

Armory Alliance Watch 237

Association for the Bingham Community (ABC)

Eastern Neighbors: Chris Silsby, 484-8615. Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 with a potluck.

Eastfield Neighborhood Association

East Village Neighborhood: Jody Washington, 805-9337. Meets as needed.

FAIR: Theresa Moore, 367-2059. Meets 1st Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM at Allen Neighborhood Center.

Foster Your Neighborhood: Brian Baer, 371.2857 or contact by email: . See their website for information on joining their Yahoo group mailing list. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Foster Community Center at 7:00 PM, Room 211.

Frog Holler Neighborhood Watch

Green Oaks: Julann Vittone, 488-4783. Meets 4th Thursday of each month (except Nov. and Dec.), 6 PM at Christ Lutheran Church. Visit their website or write them an email at .

Groesbeck Area Neighborhood Association

Hunter Park East:

Hunter Park West (aka Hunter Park Neighbors):

Holmes Street School Community Association

Regent Oaks: Jackie Dillinger at Meets every three months, 6:30pm at ANC.

Oak Park: Judy Hackett, 371-4214. Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Allen Neighborhood Center at 7:00 PM.


Potter Walsh: Deb Biehler, 485-9692, Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:20 PM at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 1001 Dakin St.

Prospect Protectors: Corie Jason, 482-8756,  Meets as needed.

We Care Neighborhood Watch Association

Your Neighborhood: George Berghorn, 862-7821,  Or contact Dave Muylle, 484-334.

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