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John Ball Area Neighbors (or J.B.A.N) dba South West Area Neighbors (or SWAN) Association is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1993 to make the West Side a better place to live. We promote home ownership, crime prevention, and community involvement. For more specific information we hope that this website will be of assistance.   En Español

J.B.A.N.'s mission is to:

  • Enhance and preserve the quality of life for individuals and families on Grand Rapids' Westside
  • Foster and support a racially, ethnically, economically and socially diverse community
  • Design and enforce standards for the social, economic and physical characteristics of the Westside
  • And build relationships with individuals and other organizations in support of our Mission

Notices & Things You Should Know about

JBAN Calendar

Subpages (1): Safety