Former Lansing Mayor David Hollister will be honored today. Lansing City Hall will be re-named today in honor of the popular former mayor. A big celebration is planned for noon at the plaza in front of City Hall.
Hollister age 75, served as the mayor of Lansing from 1994 until 2003. In a statement released by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, he calls Hollister a "remarkable public servant" deserving of this special honor. Bernero says "Dave has generated an incredible, long history of accomplishments in Lansing and he has shown courageous leadership in many ways. Naming Lansing City Hall today, and wherever
the building we call City Hall may be in the future, to honor our former Mayor David C. Hollister is a fitting tribute to a dedicated public servant who committed his career to our great city."
"Lansing City Hall has been a big part of my life, and serving the city for many years in a variety of ways has been a true privilege," Hollister said.
Hollister was one of the leaders of the "Lansing Works, Keep GM" movement that helped convince General Motors to build the Grand River and Delta Township plants in Mid-Michigan. He has also dedicated 53 years to public service beginning first as a teacher at Eastern High School and serving in the state legislature.
A public celebration to unveil and officially rename Lansing City Hall is at noon on the plaza outside City Hall. The public is urged to arrive at 11:30 to enjoy a musical performance by the Eastern High School band.