Monday, November 5, 2012

Board Meeting Date Changed

The next meeting of the township board will be be Wednesday November 7, 2012.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Detroit Tigers Need You!

Please see the letter below which shows volunteer opportunities for the World Series. How exciting!!!

Greetings Volunteers,

As we prepare for the World Series, we need volunteer support on Saturday, 10/27, Sunday, 10/28 and Monday, 10/29. Available volunteers are required to assist on all 3 days. Please see complete details below and let me know your availability.

Responses are needed by 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 25th.

Dates TimesSaturday, 10/27, Sunday, 10/28
and Monday, 10/29

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Volunteers are required to assist on all 3 days

There are 100 volunteer positions available.

Volunteers are needed to help distribute the following items to Detroit Tiger fans throughout the downtown Detroit area:

30,000 Detroit Tiger Buttons

30,000 Restaurant & Nightlife Guides

20,000 Orange and Blue Beads with Detroit Sports Commission Medallion

10,000 DET Sports Bumper Stickers
Your most important role is to serve as a friendly face and welcome people to downtown Detroit.
Answer questions when you can and feel free to point out local eateries, bars and nightspots. Use your own experiences as a guide and point out your favorite to our visitors. You can also use our Restaurant & Nightlife Guide as a reference.

Volunteers will check-in at the DMCVB office building (211 W. Fort Street, Detroit, 48226) at 5:00 p.m. on each day. Items will be picked up from the 1st floor of the building. Once you’ve received your items to distribute, you’ll be assigned to a particular location at that time. All locations are in the immediate downtown Detroit area (accessible via People Mover). Most locations are outdoors.

Volunteers will receive a Detroit Tigers sweatshirt and should wear khaki pants and comfortable shoes. Please dress in layers due to possible inclement weather.

Volunteers are on their own for parking. We suggest parking away from Comerica Park and taking the People Mover to our building for check-in. Our building is located on the corner of Fort & Washington Blvd. (diagonal from Cobo Center). We are centrally located between the Cobo Center People Mover Stop and the Fort/Cass People Mover Stop.

Policies and Procedures
Please note, as indicated above, volunteers are required to commit to all 3 days (Oct. 27-29, 2012). Due to the cost of the sweatshirts, we are required to obtain a debit/credit card number from each volunteer, in case there are no-shows.

If you are interested in volunteering all 3 days (Oct. 27-29) from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
please email the following information to my attention at

Volunteer Name

Cell Phone Number

Email Address

Sweatshirt Size

(You may want to upsize since you’ll be dressed in layers. The sweatshirt should be worn as your outer garment).

Thank you in advance for your support. We want this to be the best experience ever for Detroit Tiger fans!

Yolanda Michaux

313-202-1852 office

313-549-6488 cell

RACER Trust Update

The meeting with RACER Trust was a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the General Motors environmental clean up efforts and ask questions regarding the redevelopment plans.  I was happy to see the level of excitement around this project as well as the regional focus on improving our community. Lansing Township Officials were joined by leaders from the City of Lansing, LEAP, Lansing School Board and City Council.

I am pleased that RACER Trust is committed to ensuring that potential investors understand our culture and will come in as community partners. We are still discussing redevelopment plans for the area and expect to have additional community discussions. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Free Cervical Cancer Screening

Alliance Obstetrics and Gynecology is conducting free cervical cancer screenings on Saturday October 20,2012 from 9am-12pm for uninsured women in Ingham and Clinton Counties. The testing will be at their East Lansing office located at 1560 Turf Lane.

 According to the Center for Disease control, cervical cancer is is the easiest female cancer to prevent, with regular screening tests and follow-up. To register please call Alliance Ob-Gyn at (517)853-2330


Last Day to Register to Vote

Today is the last day to register to vote.  This election is too important to miss. If you still need to register, please visit the Township clerk's office at 3209 West Michigan Avenue (517-485-4063) or your local Secretary of State Branch.  I have listed the addresses below for your reference*

Branch Name
3315 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
            (888) 767-6424      
5827 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
            (888) 767-6424      

* Addresses can be found at

Board Meeting Update

On Tuesday September 25, 2012, we discussed several items on the agenda and received an update from RACER Trust on the Westside GM grounds redevelopment.  I took a site walk of the property before the board meeting. The township has been very proactive in working with the trust and sees great potential for future development once the cleanup is complete. Residents are encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting with RACER Trust to learn more about the project and ask questions.  The meeting is Wednesday October 10, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Sexton High School Cafeteria. For more information, please email me at

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Noise Wall Analysis for Proposed US-127 Auxiliary Lanes

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has completed a noise wall analysis for the proposed Auxiliary Lanes to southbound US-127 in Lansing Township, East Lansing and Lansing. MDOT is hosting a meeting to present the project and noise analysis.  There will be an opportunity for residents to comment.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday September 19, 2012 at Pinecrest Elementary School located at 1811 Pinecrest Dr. in East Lansing. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Investing in Road Repairs, Investing in Safety

At our last meeting the Board of Trustees approved a local road resurfacing project which includes:

Cadillac Street from Old Lansing Road to Waverly Hills
Waverly Hills Drive from Waverly Road to Cadillac Drive
Brynford Street from Michigan Avenue to Saginaw Street
Mitchel Street from Edgemont Street to Willow Street
Westfield Street from South End to Willow Street

These streets are in desperate need of repair. The resurfacing project will ensure our township roads remain safe. This is a very effective system that provides tremendous savings. The total cost of this project is estimated to be $203,986.14 which includes approximately $101,700 of matching county funds.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ballot Proposal Results

Below are the results of the proposals on the August 7, 2012 primary ballot. 

Lansing Township Police Fire Proposal-Passed
City of Lansing Golf Course Proposal (Located in Lansing Township)-Passed
Ingham County Juvenile Millage Proposal- Passed
Ingham County 911 Service Millage-Passed
Ingham County Public Transportation Proposal- Passed

Thank You Lansing Township Voters

Last night was amazing. Thank you for voting for me in the primary election. It is truly an honor to serve the citizens of Lansing Township. I am so grateful for your support and I look forward to continuing our conversations regarding the issues facing our region.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Township Board Update


The township board met Tuesday 7/17/2012 to discuss license renewals, tax tribunal issues and the public safety millage renewal that will be on the August 7th ballot.  For more questions about the meeting please contact me at

Michigan Farmers Markets at the Capitol

Few things bring me joy in life like Farmers Markets at the Capitol. It is a time to enjoy fresh produce, beautiful flowers and lots of free samples. I take pride in supporting local farmers.

As an agriculture graduate from Michigan State University, I know the importance of preserving local farms as well as the economic benefits they provide to our communities. I am proud to support our farmers and Michigan made products.

To learn more about this event or to find a market near you please visit

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hyatt Place Approved

Great things are happening in Lansing Township. If you have not yet heard myself and the other members of the township board voted unanimously to approve the Hyatt Place project in Eastwood Towne Center. It will be part of the Heights at Eastwood, a complex of restaurants, luxury apartments, and garage parking. Check out the article here

Working to generate jobs and stimulate our local economy. Working hard for you!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Election Dates

The primary election is just days away. Below are some important dates to remember.

Election Dates

Aug. 7, 2012 State Primary Election

Nov. 6, 2012 State General Election

Registration Dates

July 9, 2012 Last day to register to vote in the Michigan Primary Election

October 9, 2012 Last day to register for November General Election

To register to vote visit your local Secretary of State Office. Visit to find a office near you.

I hope to Earn your Support on Election Day.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day

Independence Day

On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, beginning with the following words:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

This opening line and the words that followed set us on the path of freedom and liberty as a sovereign nation. The Declaration was a formal explanation of why we were declaring independence from Great Britain more than a year after the beginning of the Revolutionary War.

Though the work of perfecting our great union continues to this day, we have so much to celebrate as Americans. Our land of immigrants, our patchwork of religions and races, and our enduring strength as a beacon of light to the oppressed and downtrodden across the globe is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Because of these truly American characteristics, I'm reminded of the sonnet engraved on the side of the Statue of Liberty, written by Emma Lazarus, entitled The New Colossus:

"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

I hope you'll join me this 4th of July to truly reflect on our good fortune as American citizens. Furthermore, I hope your resolve will be strengthened to continue working toward the greater good, with more equality of opportunity, more fairness for all Americans, and continued tolerance of our differences. Happy Independence Day!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Voted Lansing Township Trustee

It has been an amazing week. On Tuesday, I was interviewed along with three other candidates to fill the interim position on the Lansing Township Board of Trustees. I am pleased to announce that I was selected. I look forward to serving the residents and business owners in Lansing Township. I am still a candidate on the August and November ballot and must run to fill the upcoming four year term. This has been an amazing experience and I am so honored to be chosen.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Candidate for Lansing Township Trustee

Welcome to my Campaign Blog! My name is Diontrae Hayes and I am running for Lansing Township Trustee. Please check back often for updates and information regarding laws and policies that impact you.