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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Human Rights Commission Investigates Complaint Filed Against DTN Management

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The City of East Lansing Human Rights Commission (HRC) is investigating a complaint filed against property owner DTN Management. The complaint alleges that DTN discriminated against that individual because they received COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

5G Small Cell Information

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A webpage has been created for community members to learn more about 5G Small Cell, which will continue to be updated on a regular basis.

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

City Council Candidate Filing Requirements

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There will be three vacant East Lansing City Council seats on the November 7, 2023 General Election ballot. The filing deadline for petitions for the office is July 25, 2023 at 4 p.m.

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Snow/Ice Removal Reminders for Property Owners

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Property owners are reminded that they are responsible for removing snow and ice from their sidewalks during the snowy months.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Resources & Updates from the City of East Lansing

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Find links to COVID-19 resources and updates from the City of East Lansing.

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Present “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) is pleased to present “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” over the first two weekends in February.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, F...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

East Lansing City Clerk Moves on to New Job Opportunity, Interim City Clerk to be Appointed

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Following five years of dedicated service to the City of East Lansing, East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster is moving on to a new job opportunity with the Michigan Senate. Shuster’s last day will be Friday, Fe...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Submissions Now Being Accepted for 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest

Now Accepting Submissions 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest Exhibition

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan (MLK Commission) is now accepting submissions for the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest.

This is the fifth year that the MLK Commission has hosted the conte...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

East Lansing Mayor Ron Bacon Partners with Gift of Life Michigan to Host Event at ELPL

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Mayor Ron Bacon is partnering with Gift of Life Michigan to host a special event at the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 5-6:30 p.m.  The event will serve ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Winter Property Taxes Due on Tuesday, Feb. 14

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing property owners are reminded that winter property taxes are due on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The City offers several options for making payments:

  • Online: Credit card and e-check payments can be made online by visiting www.cityofe...
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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Community Members Invited to School/Public Safety Listening Session

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Mayor Ron Bacon will be hosting a School/Public Safety Listening Session this Friday, Jan. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Banquet Hall at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. 

All community membe...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Community Members Invited to Attend Annual Sweetheart Ball

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to attend the East Lansing Parks, Recreation and Arts’ annual Sweetheart Ball with their little sweethearts this February.

Attendees have their choice of date as the Valentine-inspired event will take pla...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2023

East Lansing Human Rights Commission to Host Coffee & Conversation Session

Coffee & Conversation: Strengthening Protections for the LGBTQIA+ Community

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Human Rights Commission (HRC) will host its next Coffee & Conversation session on Sunday, Jan. 29. 

The HRC Coffee & Conversation series serves as a forum for community discussions on topics of divers...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

East Lansing City Council Appoints New Councilmember

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — At its regular special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the East Lansing City Council appointed Noel Garcia, Jr. to serve as East Lansing’s new Councilmember. 

Garcia will be sworn-in by East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster a...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Has Been Lifted

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing, Meridian Township and the East Lansing-Meridian Water and Sewer Authority (ELMWSA) have lifted the notice to conserve water. ELMWSA customers can resume their normal water consumption.A contractor was brough...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

East Lansing City Council Special Meeting to be Held Jan. 14 for Council Candidate Interviews

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — A special meeting of the East Lansing City Council will take place this Saturday, Jan. 14 to conduct applicant interviews for the current vacancy on City Council. 

The special meeting will take place at 9 a.m. in the Executiv...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Remains in Effect

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Jan. 11, the City of East Lansing, Meridian Township and the East Lansing-Meridian Water and Sewer Authority (ELMWSA) issued a notice to conserve water due to accidental damage that occurred to one of the main water transmission l...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Outreach Phase of East Lansing’s Recycling Contamination Reduction Project to Begin this Winter

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing community members are advised that the educational outreach phase of the City of East Lansing’s pilot recycling contamination reduction project is slated to begin this winter.

As previously announced, this pilot project w...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Issued for East Lansing, Meridian Township Water System Customers

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — A conserve water notice has been issued for East Lansing-Meridian Water & Sewer Authority (ELMWSA) customers. Please note that the water is still safe to use/drink, ELMWSA is just asking for it to be conserved at this ti...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Construction to Begin Monday, Jan. 16 at the Merritt-Haslett Intersection

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that upcoming construction at the Merritt-Haslett intersection will require road and lane closures in the area. 

Beginning Monday, Jan. 16, Merritt Road, between Haslett Road and E Lansing Driv...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2023

City Offices to be Closed Monday, Jan. 16 in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that City of East Lansing offices and facilities — with the exception of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center — will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.&...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Media Invited to MLK Commission’s Check Presentation

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Media and community members are invited to attend a check presentation event for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan (MLK Commission) on Friday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Public Investiture of 54B District Court Judge Lisa L. Babcock to Take Place on Sunday, Jan. 22

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Molly E. Hennessey Greenwalt announces that the public investiture of East Lansing 54B District Court Judge Lisa L. Babcock will take place on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. &nbs...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2022

City Announces Names of Applicants for East Lansing City Council Vacancy

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — As the deadline for receiving applications to fill the vacancy on the East Lansing City Council ended at 5 p.m. on Dec. 28, the East Lansing City Clerk announced that she has received 14 eligible applications for the City Council to ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

City Provides Information to Community Members Ahead of Forecasted Major Winter Storm

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials are closely monitoring a forecasted major winter storm, which is expected to result in accumulations of up to approximately 8-12 inches of snow, strong winds and wind chills below zero.

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2022

City of East Lansing Holiday Closures & Collections

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Several City of East Lansing offices will be closed in observance of the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) and East Lansing 54B District Court will be...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2022

East Lansing City Council Seeks Applicants to Fill Council Vacancy, Application Now Available

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing City Council is currently seeking eligible applicants for an upcoming vacancy on the City Council. 

East Lansing City Councilmember Lisa Babcock has been elected to serve as a judge with the East Lansing 54B ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

East Lansing Winter Fest to Take Place this Saturday, Dec. 10 at the EL Hannah Community Center

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are reminded that the East Lansing Winter Fest will be taking place this Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road.Community members are invited to sto...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2022

Community Members Invited to East Lansing Deer Management Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 7

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to attend an East Lansing Deer Management Open House scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m. in Room 144 of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.Community members can drop in an...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Buy One, Get One Downtown East Lansing eGift Cards Coming Soon

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Management Board (DMB) and East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are pleased to offer a buy one, get one (BOGO) deal on DNA Cards – downtown East Lansing eGift Cards – once again this holiday sea...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Northern Tail Dog Park to be Closed for the 2022-2023 Winter Season

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are reminded that the City of East Lansing’s Northern Tail Dog Park, located at 6400 Abbot Road, will close for the winter season on Nov. 30. It will re-open again in the spring.

The Northern Tail Dog Park was constr...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

East Lansing 54B District Court Now Live with E-Filing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Richard D. Ball has announced that the East Lansing 54B District Court has reached the final stages of its MiFILE implementation. Court staff have been hard at work training and developing ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts Launches Round Up for Scholarships Program

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts (ELPRA) has launched a new Round Up for Scholarships program.The program provides community members with the opportunity to contribute to a fund used exclusively to help pay...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

City of East Lansing Announces New Categories for Crystal Awards’ 35th Year, Nominations Now Open

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2023 Crystal Awards are now open. The program, which will celebrate its 35th anniversary next year, includes two new categories. 

“A...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

City Announces 2022 East Lansing Community Photo Contest Winners

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The winners of the 2022 East Lansing Community Photo Contest, officially sponsored by the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA), have been announced. Of the 241 photographs submitted, 14 were selected as winners:

  • 1st Place...
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Posted on: October 19, 2022

DDA Showcases Local Artists in Rotating Art Display in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is pleased to announce the selection of several local artists for inclusion in a rotating display of artwork in downtown East Lansing.Beginning this week and running for the next ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Community Invited to Provide Feedback on Farmers Market Pavilion and Park Improvement Project

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to provide feedback on an exciting Farmers Market Pavilion and Park Improvement Project proposed for Valley Court Park. 

In June 2022, the City of East Lansing submitted a grant proposal...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

East Lansing Parking Division Announces Discount Multi-Use Voucher Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Parking Division has announced a new option for hourly parking in downtown East Lansing’s gated parking facilities.The Discount Multi-Use Voucher program offers customers the ability to purchase p...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Property Owner Assistance Program for Basement Backup Protection

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has officially launched its Property Owner Assistance Program for Basement Backup Protection, which is designed to financially assist East Lansing property owners in reducing the potential for sewer backups i...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Downtown East Lansing eGift Card Program

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Community members can give the gift of shopping and dining local with the purchase of Downtown East Lansing eGift Cards.

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Live Parking Availability in Downtown East Lansing

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Find a real-time count of available parking spaces in downtown East Lansing's gated garages and lots.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Parking Validation in Downtown East Lansing

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Find a list of the businesses in downtown East Lansing that validate parking for their customers.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Parking Options in Downtown East Lansing

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Convenient, ample and affordable parking is located throughout downtown East Lansing. Garages and surface lots are just steps from the shops, eateries and other businesses that make downtown East Lansing a unique destination. Parking is also located just ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

NEW! Downtown East Lansing Web App Launches

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The City of East Lansing has launched Explore Downtown East Lansing, a new web app that allows community members to find the location, business name, address, block number and website for each business in downtown East Lansing using an interactive map. Th...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

2023 Winter Connect Magazine

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Community members can browse the Connect Magazine to learn about programs, classes and activities being offered by the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts this winter.

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Youth Scholarships Available for ELPRA Activities

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Youth scholarships are available for eligible community members seeking to participate in activities offered by the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Enjoy East Lansing's Parks, Trails and Facilities

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There are a number of community and neighborhood parks, trails and recreational facilities in the City of East Lansing. The City is committed to the maintenance and preservation of its green spaces and the City’s many beautiful parks are a testament to th...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

East Lansing Environmental Stewardship Program

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The East Lansing Environmental Stewardship Program involves the community in the restoration of the City of East Lansing’s park biotic communities by removing problematic invasive plant species and replacing them with native species. The program also serv...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

All-of-us Express Children's Theatre

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All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) offers youth the opportunity to take part in every aspect of theatre production from acting, technical production and costume design to set construction. AECT brings four major productions to the Greater Lansing...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Sports Offerings (Youth and Adult)

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The Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts offers sports leagues and programs for adults and youth. In addition, there are opportunities to get involved in a number of sports clubs and programs, including the East Lansing Soccer Club, Track Club, Bask...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Develops Online Parks and Trails Viewer

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Community members looking to get outside and exercise can find several parks and trails in the area by viewing the Tri-County Planning Commission’s online parks and trail viewer. When using the parks and trails, community members should practice safe soci...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

About the Commission

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Learn more about the East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission and its purpose. 

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Upcoming Commission Meetings

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Commission meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. View the meeting calendar. View the public meeting portal for posted agendas and minutes.

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Like ELIPOC on Facebook

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Community members are encouraged to connect with the East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission on Facebook for regular updates on meetings, news and more.

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission's Annual Report Coming Soon

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The East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission's 2022 Annual Report will be published on the ELIPOC website in early 2023. Community members are encouraged to check back at that time to view the document. 

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

East Lansing Police Department's Webpage

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Community members seeking to learn more about the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) are encouraged to check out the ELPD webpage.

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