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The Lancaster City Alliance and Downtown Investment District named William (Bill) Santiago the 2017 Ambassador of the Year for his integrity, positive attitude, and excellent customer service. A beloved member of the downtown community Bill’s welcoming demeanor is on display each day as he performs his duties as part of the 15-member Lancaster City Alliance Clean and Safe Team.

Lancaster City Alliance 2016-17 Annual Report

We invite you to view our Annual Report to see how Lancaster City Alliance is shaping all four quadrants of Lancaster City through daring conversation and unique partnerships.

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Governor’s Awards for the Arts Week-long Celebration!

The Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Pennsylvania will be held in Lancaster City this year and we are celebrating! In addition to the awards ceremony on Thursday, October 26, the arts community has rallied together and will be holding a variety of events throughout the week, from a roving music fest, to a parade, to a mural painting extravaganza! Find a full schedule of all the things there are to do and see that week in the City of Lancaster here!!

You are all invited to the Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Pennsylvania Ceremony on Thursday, October 26th at 7pm in the LAncaster County Convention Center! We encourage you to join us as we celebrate the winners of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Pennsylvania! Following the awards ceremony there will be a coffee and dessert reception. The event is FREE but you must REGISTER  here.

Velocity 2017: Celebrating A City Moving Forward

Join us for VELOCITY 2017 on Thursday, September 28th from 5 – 10pm at Tellus 360. Celebrate the City of Lancaster with Cultural Performances • Visual Arts • Fashion Show • Food Tastings from local Restaurants and a VIP Rooftop Party with open bar from 5 – 7pm. • VIP Tickets at $75 and General Admission at $25.

Velocity 2017: Celebrating A City Moving Forward has become an annual event that celebrates the inspiring entrepreneurs who are moving our city forward and showcases the very best that the City of Lancaster has to offer by bringing together the worlds of Art, Culture, Food, and Fashion in one exhilarating evening! The celebration takes place at Tellus 360 and the entire space will come alive with activity, with the VIP experience hosted on their spectacular, newly renovated 10,000 square ft. roof. This year that means a rooftop rivalry included – the Velocity Cocktail Competition! It will test the talents of 10 of the City’s favorite bartenders for the Top Prize of an official Proclamation by the Mayor to declare the winner, the Official Cocktail of Lancaster City for one year! The main stage at Tellus will be rockin’ to the beat of Lancaster bands while local artist Loryn Spangler Jones paints to the rhythms, creating another masterwork for live auction.
This year’s fashion show promises a new runway with surprises that will slay, and the local restaurant scene is collaborating to provide food tastings that will tempt every palate. VIP guests will have full access to the rooftop from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with an open bar, great food, and special entertainment. General admission tickets allow access to the entire ground floor, generous samplings from local restaurants, and even more electrifying entertainment. Don’t miss a moment of the BEST party in town this year!
Sponsored by ATOMIC, Alegre Concierge Services, Fig Lancaster, Downtown Investment District, Lancaster City Alliance, PPM Real Estate, Tellus360, Triode Media Group Ltd
This event is a fundraiser for Lancaster City Alliance

Bike Patrols launch in Southwest Lancaster as extra ‘set of eyes on the street’

The first bike ambassadors for Lancaster’s Southwest neighborhood were off and pedaling Thursday, marking the start of long-planned improvements to that quadrant of the city.

“The No. 1 concern from residents is safety and security,” said Jim Shultz, director of neighborhood enhancement for the Southwest revitalization efforts, now officially named SoWe.

The three-person team of bike ambassadors will be an extra “set of eyes on the street,” said Shultz who is also the program development director for the Lancaster Housing and Opportunity Partnership.

“Conversations with the (city) police department show criminal mischief and graffiti are down and quality of life issues are improved in areas where the bike ambassadors patrol,” said Dave Aichele, director of Clean & Safe Services for the Lancaster City Alliance, which is a partner with the SoWe initiative. Read the full story here.

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