Neighborhoods

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. To find out which neighborhood you live in, contact us or look at this interactive Google map of the Eastside (updated Oct. 2008).

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  • ABC (Association for the Bingham Community):  Denise Kelley, 484-9109 or contact by email at abcneighborhood@sbcglobal.net. Meets the first Monday of odd-numbered months at 6:00 PM at Pilgrim Church, 125 S. Pennsylvania.
  • Armory Alliance Neighborhood Watch #237: Piper Fountain, 372-2933, email 1piperpiping@gmail.com
  • Eastern Neighbors: Chris Silsby, 484-8615. Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 with a potluck.
  • Eastfield: Jonathan Lum, contact by email at eastfield.neighbor@gmail.com or 798-6264. Meets 2nd Thursday of even-numbered months, at 7 PM.  Please contact Jonathan to be put on the Eastfield email announcement list or visit their website at www.msu.edu/user/rothb/eastfield/history.htm.
  • ENO: Nancy Mahlow, e-mail: nmahlow2012@gmail.com or 372-3249. Meets 1st Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:45 PM at Room 213, Foster Community Center.
  • 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: fosteryourneighborhood@gmail.com . 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: Sue S., slovinss@gmail.com. Meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at Foster Community Center from 6:30-7:30pm.
  • 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 greenoaks.jandyonline.com or write them an email at webmaestro@jandyonline.com .
  • Groesbeck: Bill Nelson, 371-3888 or contact by email: groesbeck_assoc@yahoo.com. Meets 2nd Wednesday of every other month, 7 PM at Post Oak School.
  • Hunter Park East: www.hunterparkeast.tumblr.com.
  • Hunter Park West (aka Hunter Park Neighbors):
  • Holmes Street School Community Association: Kelly Groll  (Kaygroll@hotmail.com) or Mary Beth Van Horn (marybethvanhorn@att.net)  Meet every other 2nd Thursday of the Month starting with January at 6:30pm at ANC.  Like us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/HolmesStreetSchoolCommunity?ref=hl
  • Regent Oaks: Jackie Dillinger at jackiedillinger@sbcglobal.net. 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.
  • PLACE:  Katie Watkins & Jesse Kasper, katelynnwatkins@gmail.com517-927-6222, meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 PM at ANC.
  • Potter Walsh: Deb Biehler, 485-9692, deb@mmapinc.org. 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, wahlcori@msu.edu.  Meets as needed.
  • We Care Neighborhood Watch Association: Grace Middaugh. Meets 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 PM.
  • Your Neighborhood: George Berghorn, 862-7821,  breghorn@msu.edu.  Or contact Dave Muylle, 484-334.

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