Lansing will be a thriving business community in a charming atmosphere, built on honesty and integrity, with friendly people working together. Lansing’s location in the Bluffs on the Mississippi River makes its historical Main Street district a travel destination where everyone wants to visit, shop and stay forever. 

Since downtown is the center of community spirit and first impression of the community – residents and visitors will find full store fronts, a variety of basic and unique businesses, jobs, a new streetscape, and updated buildings that recognize their history while incorporating 21st century technology. Buying local will be a priority 

Businesses and new ideas for tourists, combined with hometown feel businesses, will encourage small business opportunities and increased spending. Year round activities will be an inspiration to enter, whether by highway or bridge, into Lansing, where Main Street  matters.

Main Street Lansing Board of Directors

Melissa Hammell

Mayor of Lansing

Owner/Operator of Simply Salon

Bruce Palmborg - Lansing, IA volunteer of the year

Bruce Palmborg

Board President

Volunteer Staff, member of Design Task Force

Maryann Baldwin

Co-Chair, Promotions Committee

Founder and Owner of Lansing Office Works

Chris Troendle

Vice President of Lansing Housing Products

Ex Officio Voting Board Members

Curt Snitker

Lansing City Council Representative

Amy Stracener


Marketing Manager of Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank

Sarah Updegraff

Principal of Kee High School

Executive Director

Andy Kelleher