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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Statement from Mayor Andy Schor Regarding the Passing of Jack Davis

We’ve sustained losses before and it is a fact of life that we’ll sustain more as we journey through life, but the sun shines a little less today. Jack was a friend; not only to both Erin and I but to the entire City of Lansing. His near constant giving of his time, talent, and treasure, left an indelible mark on this city; one that has and will continue to help shape Lansing in ways that we may never fully appreciate.  

His service on my Arts and Culture Commission, as Chair of the Lansing Sister Cities Commission, as a Lansing School Board member, and as a member of the Lansing Promise Foundation Board are only the most recent examples of his spirit of selfless giving. His passion for the outdoors was evident with his fervent biking, and the generous donation to Fenner Nature Center to create the Susan and Jack Davis pavilion. Jack, like so many others, believed that Lansing’s best days are ahead, and he was working to ensure that this was the case until his last day. 

I could always count on Jack and I’ll miss him dearly. Rest easy my friend. We’ve got it from here. 

Shalom, Jack. 

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