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The Lancaster City Alliance 2017-2018 Impact Report

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

Downtown Dollars Make Great Holiday Gifts!

The Lancaster City Alliance want to make your shopping and gift giving easier.  Downtown Dollars are gift certificates available in $5 and $10 increments and are accepted at over 100 Lancaster City merchants, including Central Market, galleries, restaurants and shops.

You can purchase Downtown Dollars in two locations.

  1. Downtown Dollars can be purchased online or picked up at the Lancaster Visitors Center at 38 Penn Square.
  2. Or call the Lancaster City Alliance at 717.394.0783 to make your purchase. The Lancaster City Alliance accepts cash or check.

Please click here for a list of participating merchants.

Merchants interested in participating in the program should contact the Lancaster City Alliance at

Shop Late In Lancaster City!

Come ‘Shop Late’ in Lancaster City on Thursday, December 13!
Whether it’s last minute holiday shopping or a much-needed night on the town,
Lancaster Shops Late is the perfect excuse to explore what Lancaster City has to offer! Home to over 200 eclectic, local shops, businesses, and restaurants, Lancaster City has something special for everyone on your list! Nearly 50 merchants will stay open late (9 pm or later) to encourage shoppers to do their holiday shopping in Lancaster City. There will be roaming entertainment, warm treats, and plenty of holiday cheer! Come #shopsmall and #dinelocal in Lancaster City!

Please note street parking is free after 6 pm as meters are no longer enforced.
This event is in partnership with the Downtown Investment District, Visit Lancaster City
and LSJ Studios.
*If your business/gallery/restaurant, etc. would like to participate,
please email Wyatt Behringer

#GiveEXTRA during the Extraordinary Give on November 16!

Did you know that Lancaster City Alliance is a non-profit organization? We are funded by the community we serve. Donations primarily go toward public safety, community development, and economic development initiatives for the City ensuring Lancaster is a clean, safe, and vibrant City for all.
We hope that you will consider supporting the mission of the Lancaster City Alliance during the #ExtraordinaryGive on Friday, November 16 at

The Neighborhood Connectors

The diverse neighborhoods of the City of Lancaster are unifying and organizing to improve the quality of life for their communities. They are forming committees, hosting block parties, cleaning up streets, planning public art initiatives, and communicating with neighbors to work together towards common goals. Each of these neighborhood groups have individuals who serve as connectors in their communities. Lancaster City Alliance is proud to shine a spotlight on them here.

VeloCity 2018: Celebrating A City Moving Forward

Lancaster City Alliance and the Downtown Investment District Present: VeloCity 2018!

Celebrate the City with us as Lancaster’s thriving art, culture, food, and fashion take over every floor at Tellus360 on September 27, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

VIP Admission: $75 – Exclusive access to the Tellus 360 rooftop including an open bar from 5-7pm. Rooftop only: Loryn Spangler-Jones Artist live paints to the pulse of the celebration and the VIP Cocktail Competition returns! Guests sample food tastings from local restaurants and will vote for the Official Cocktail of the City of Lancaster while jamming to the irresistible Latin beat of Sonora Los Fantasticos!

General Admission: $25 – Access to both the Main Floor and Gallery Level, generous samplings from local restaurants, music, live art auction, fashion show, and the salsa sensation, PA Mambo Orquesta! Cash bar.

Tickets on sale now here!

Proceeds from VeloCity benefit the Lancaster City Alliance and Downtown Investment District. Join us as we celebrate a city moving forward!
Thank you to our generous sponsors. Annie Bailey’s Irish Public House, Alegre Concierge Services, Belvedere Inn, City of Lancaster Office of Promotion, Fig Lancaster, Downtown Investment District, Filling’s Clothing, Lancaster City Alliance, LSJ Studios, PPM Real Estate, Shumaker PDT, Tellus360, Triode Media Group Ltd

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