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Welcome to the Village of Lyons' website. Our goal is to provide you with useful information about our community which we hope makes us a desirable location for you to visit, live or do business.

The Village is currently involved in two major construction projects: 


  • The Bridge Improvement Project which is primarily funded by a $258,780 Michigan Department of Transportation grant to the Village.  This project will provide several needed renovations and improvements to the Bridge Street bridge over the Grand River.  Construction is expected to be completed in FY 2017.   
  • The Village is also involved in a Lyons Dam Removal Project, which is primarily funded by federal and state grants.  This project will remove the deteriorating Lyons dam on the Grand River, make certain improvements to resolve nearby erosion problems, and restore the waterway and surrounding affected areas to a more natural setting.  While the Ionia County Conservation District, rather than the Village, is the lead agency for project and grant administration, the Village (as owner of the dam) is a key partner and may incur some (yet to be determined) minimal costs related to the project.         

In 2014 The Village received grant money to spruce up our downtown.  We also received grant money for the Hazel DeVore Park which has been used to build a fishing platform, kayak launch, walking paths, bath house and other things all universal compliant. 

The Village of Lyons was incorporated by the Board of County Supervisors under the General Law Village Act of 1859. In 1887 a legislative charter was obtained and the Village of Lyons has since continued it's legal existence.

The founding father, Lucius Lyon, was born February 26, 1800, in Shelburne Falls, Vermont. He was favored with a common school education and went on to study engineering and surveying. Mr. Lyon traveled to Detroit at the age of 22 and was appointed Deputy Surveyor General in the territory northwest of Ohio. He held this position until elected to the United States Congress in 1832. In 1836, Mr. Lyon, being concerned with the survey of government lands, entered this area upon which the Village of Lyons now resides and proceeded to develop our village.

Full Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil right regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).  Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

  1. Mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410       
  2. Fax:  (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

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We thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to hearing from you.

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