Community Development Advisory Committee

The Community Development Advisory Committee is responsible for making recommendations to East Lansing City Council on annual funding priorities for Community Development Block Grant dollars allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

This committee is made up of representatives from the following commissions:

Commission on the Environment (1), Housing Commission (1), Human Rights Commission (2), Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (1), Planning Commission (1), Seniors Commission (1), Transportation Commission (1) and the University Student Commission (1). 

The CD Advisory Committee primary tasks include working with City staff to review applications, conduct public hearings, and make recommendations to East Lansing City Council regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) budget.

As of November 1, 2023, FY2025 CDBG Applications are now open! Please go to the Applying for CDBG Funding webpage for more information.


  • Meetings take place at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. 
  • For the FY 2025 application cycle, the CD Advisory Committee will meet on the following dates:

    Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 6 p.m. 
    Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 6 p.m.
    Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 6 p.m.
    Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 6 p.m.

    If one of the previous meetings must be canceled, Thursday, February 29, 2024 has been identified as a potential rain date. 


  • Jessica Crawford, Commission on the Environment
  • Sam Larson, Housing Commission
  • Liz Miller, Human Rights Commission
  • Julia Walters, Human Rights Commission
  • Adam DeLay, Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission
  • Ed Wagner, Planning Commission
  • Babette Krause, Seniors Commission
  • Mitchell Moore, Transportation Commission
  • Mike Caserta, University Student Commission

City Staff