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Nothing Beats Heart

Volunteer to be a part of Lansing’s heart

Volunteers contribute their unique talents, skills, and knowledge to events and our community – bringing HEART to the streets of downtown Lansing! Volunteers like you are vital make the on-going projects and programming a reality in the Capital City. Whether it’s a one-time event, specific project, or a planning team – YOU choose how you want to participate as a volunteer. We’d love to have you join us – Let’s have some fun!

To get more involved check out our committees (to the right) and email

Shakayla Zoss:

Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 8:00 a.m via Zoom.

  • Volunteer Recruitment & Retention
  • Annual Awards Celebration (Honoring our Volunteers and Businesses)
  • Fundraising and Fund Development
  • Monthly public and downtown merchant communications & e-newsletters
  • Storytelling
  • Social Media
  • Community Outreach



Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at the Downtown Lansing Inc. office located at 112 S. Washington Square.

  • Video Promotions of the Places and Faces that Make Up Our Downtown
  • Lansing Winterfest
  • Wine about Winter
  • Fall Fest
  • Forks & Corks
  • Summertime Social
  • Trick or Treat on the Square
  • Help Plan New Downtown Awareness Events
  • Downtown Marketing Campaigns
  • Branding & Social Media



Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at the Downtown Lansing Inc. office located at 112 S. Washington Square.

  • Business Recruitment & Retention Efforts
  • “Make It Downtown Lansing” Rental Assistance Program
  • Monthly Downtown Business Huddles
  • Façade/Sign Incentives
  • ‘Match on Main’ Small Business Funding
  • Property Listings & Tours
  • Pop-Up Spaces & working with Property Owners
  • New Business Support Team
  • Gift Certificate Systems
      Meets on the last Thursday of the month at 4pm at the Downtown Lansing Inc. office located at 112 S. Washington Square 
  • Design

    Streetscape Redesign Project
    Retro-fitting newspaper kiosks into solar charging tables

  • Activation
    Reutter Park Project
    Artery Alley Project
    Walking Tours

  • Beautification
    Planting Days
    Art Installations

  • Grant Approval
    Sidewalk Café Furniture Grant Program
    Sign Grant Program