Seniors Commission

The Seniors Commission identifies and recommends supportive services and educational and leisure time programs; assists and advises the City Council on the operation and maintenance of local and regional senior centers and in obtaining gifts, grants, endowments and appropriations of City and Community Development Block Grant funds; serves as an advocate to the City Council in all matters of local, regional and state concern; serves as liaison with local, country and state governmental and non-governmental agencies in order to represent the interests of and enhance the quality of life for seniors in the city.

The commission consists of nine members who serve three-year terms.


  • Meetings takes place the first Monday of each month at 1 p.m.
  • East Lansing Hannah Community Center
    819 Abbot Road (unless otherwise noted)
    East Lansing, MI  48823
Seniors Commission Seal

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agenda and Minutes 


  • Robert Nelson
    Term expires: 2021
  • Jim Levande, Chair
    Term expires: 2021
  • Trudy Bower
     Term expires: 2023
  • Kenneth Wirth
    Term expires: 2023
  • Marcia Van Ness
    Term expires: 2021

  • Joan Alam, Vice Chair
     Term expires: 2022
  • Mark Meadows
    Term expires: 2022
  • Brittany Pazdan
    Term expire: 2022
  • Babette Krause
    Term expires: 2021

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

Submit an Board / Commission Application to apply for an appointment to the Seniors' Commission.