Latest News from JBAN

Membership Is Easy!

We are hoping you will ALL join our neighborhood association. The John Ball Area Neighbors staff and board have many great opportunities to engage with you, your family, and your neighbors as we all work together to keep the WestSide the BestSide.

Fill this form out and email it back to, or print it and drop it off to Lincoln Lodge at Lincoln Park (1120 Bridge Street NW).

You can pay by cash or check, volunteer instead of paying, or simply use debit or credit to finalize your application at

Membership Fee Structure can be located HERE!

You can download the form to print and fill out, or electronically fill out and email! Check this year’s membership form out below!

Fill this out and scan or email to our board chair at or simply drop it off with the JBAN staff inside the Lodge at Lincoln Park!

Join JBAN!

Please consider joining your local neighborhood association. Your membership comes with the discount card pictured below. Family members will receive 2 cards and individual members will have their own to carry around and frequent our local businesses. Thanks to all who support the John Ball Area Neighbors!

Earn your membership dues back in less than a week!

A FREE family-friendly Halloween event on MONDAY, Oct. 23.

Join the John Ball Area Neighbors at the Goei Center at 818 Butterworth SW on Monday night October 23rd. All children will leave with a headstart on their Halloween Candy and will have painted at least one pumpkin to be delivered to a child who cannot trick or treat this year. Dinner included!

Don’t Miss This Annual Neighborhood Event!

Back to School!

Regardless of age, we ALL celebrate the beginning of a school year! Good luck teachers, administrators, parents, bus drivers, support staff, neighbors, and ESPECIALLY those students.

John Ball Area Neighbors would like to welcome all of you to the 2017/2018 school year! Our neighborhood organization is excited about what this year will bring for all of our residents in the John Ball Area. Be sure to check us out on FACEBOOK to see the events and updates we share as opportunities to engage with us and your neighbors!

We are also welcoming new members and have some exciting news regarding member benefits that we will be announcing soon!

Save money on energy in your home: FREE CONSULTATION

Local Grand Rapids Residents can access free home consultations which often result in FREE upgrades to light bulbs, light switches, shower heads, faucets, and even thermostats, simply by reaching out to the company they pay their GAS bill through. Most of us pay for gas through DTE and they  will gladly schedule a home visit and provide helpful information as to how you can save money each and every month!


Click HERE for more information!