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

JBAN Calendar

Notices & Things You Should Know about

Volunteers from the neighborhood, over 8 years of age, needed to fill in the mural at Lincoln Park!

We know it is late notice but hope that some of you can join us!


October 23:   12:30-5:00 pm

October 24:   9:00 am- 4:00 pm Community Day! We will have pizza+ for those who help!

October 25:  1:00-4:00 pm

October 29-November 1   Happy Halloween! No work!

November 2:   9:00 am – 4:00 pm

November 3:   1:00-4:00 pm

November 9:  time tbd Celebration with the Community

Posted on our Facebook page: John Ball Area Neighbors

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