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Message from Our Board Chair and President
IT WAS A YEAR OF MANY ACCOLADES for the City. Forbes Coolest City to Visit, Kiplinger’s Great Place to Retire, Newsweek’s Best Places to Live, and a nod from the New York Times on the City’s unique ability to work together. Validation from the national media is a lot of fun, but the past year has indeed been full of real impacts. The following report demonstrates the work of the Lancaster City Alliance; however it is not our work alone. It is our responsibility to engage the community and work side by side with residents, businesses, local communities, education, non-profits, and government to ensure Lancaster is a clean, safe, and vibrant City for all. There is still much to be done, but we hope you will agree that our work in the past year has had a significant impact.
We thank you for your support of the Lancaster City Alliance, and in turn our partners, whose collaboration and expertise helps us realize success for the entire City and beyond.
To learn more, review the 2017-2018 Impact Report, discuss it, and share it with others.
– Peter Barber, Board Chair
– Marshall Snively, President
June 2018 marked the end of three years of implementation on Building On Strength, the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s 15-Year Economic Development Strategic Plan. At this milestone, Lancaster City Alliance invited the Plan’s nationally recognized consultants from Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc., Arnett Muldrow & Associates, Ltd., and RGS Associates, Inc. to return for a special panel discussion with the Plan’s steering committee, the Lancaster City Alliance’s Economic Development & Planning Executive Leadership Team, as well as the organization’s Chairpersons Council and Advocacy Executive Leadership Teams. The consultants’ feedback highlighted the community’s achievements and where the community should focus its attention moving into Year 4.