City Council

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City Council Offices will be closed for the holidays on the following dates:
Monday, December 25th, 2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Monday, January 1, 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The first meeting of the year will be held:
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.


  • 124 W Michigan Avenue
    10th Floor of City Hall
The City Council meetings (PDF) are held in accordance to a resolution adopted annually by the City Council. Council meetings are cable casted "live" on CITY-TV, Comcast Channel 12. All City Council meetings are open to the public, except for portions of meetings in which the subject of discussion warrants a closed meeting in accordance with exceptions provided in the Open Meetings Act (PDF).

  • Information on the FY 2017/2018 Budget, the reports, schedule and presentations can be found under our Budget Information tab.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Judi Brown Clarke, At-Large Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2017
  • Kathie Dunbar, At-Large Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2017
  • Tina Houghton, 2nd Ward Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2017
  • Adam Hussain, 3rd Ward Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2019
  • Patricia Spitzley, At-Large Council Member
    Term expires December 31, 2019
  • Jody Washington, 1st Ward Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2019
  • Carol Wood, At Large Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2019
  • Jessica Yorko, 4th Ward Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2017

The Lansing City Council is comprised of 8 members, 4 At-Large and 4 Ward Council member's Elections are held every odd year, consisting of 2 At-Large and 2 Ward members, each time.

Council Overview

Mission Statement

The City of Lansing's mission is to ensure quality of life by:
  • Promoting a vibrant, safe, healthy and inclusive community that provides opportunity for personal and economic growth for residents, businesses and visitors
  • Securing short and long term financial stability through prudent management of city resources.
  • Providing reliable, efficient and quality services that are responsive to the needs of residents and businesses.
  • Adopting sustainable practices that protect and enhance our cultural, natural and historical resources.
  • Facilitating regional collaboration and connecting communities.
The Lansing City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for the City government. It sets policies, approves budgets, determines tax rates and adopts ordinances and resolutions to govern the City. The City Council also confirms citizen volunteers to a number of boards and advisory posts.

Interested in Volunteering to shovel snow?
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