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.

Fiscal Year 2024 CDBG Applications are now closed. Prior to the January 12, 2022 CD Advisory Committee meeting, submitted applications will be posted for public viewing on the Applying for CDBG Funding webpage.


  • Meetings take place at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. 
  • For the FY 2024 application cycle, the CD Advisory Committee will meet on the following dates:

    Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 6 p.m. 
    Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 6 p.m.
    Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 6 p.m.
    Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 6 p.m.

    If one of the previous meetings must be canceled, Thursday, February 23, 2023 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
  • Matthew Burns, University Student Commission

City Staff