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    Lancaster City Alliance is celebrating 10 years of impact on Lancaster City

    Marshall Snively, President of Lancaster City Alliance (LCA), and his team would like to celebrate a decade of milestones as they continue working to ensure Lancaster is a clean, safe, and vibrant City for all.



    Marshall Snively, President of Lancaster City Alliance


    James Street Improvement District and Lancaster Alliance merge to form the Lancaster City Alliance, and the first Lancaster City Restaurant Week is held.



    LCA hosts the first VeloCity fundraising event while taking on management of the Building On Strength Plan and its goal of $1 billion in privately led investment by 2030.



    LCA moves to the newly renovated 115 East King Street with community partners Lancaster Chamber, EDC of Lancaster County, and Leadership Lancaster. The organization’s first Economic Development Manager and Director of Communications are hired. The first Cultivate Lancaster is held, and LCA teams up with Lancaster Safety Coalition to strengthen this important community resource.



    Entrepreneurship Coalition is established, bringing together 24 resource providers to elevate City entrepreneurs. LCA also helps to organize the planting of 250 street trees. The Façade Improvement Grant Program secures $200,000 and 20 sidewalk trash receptacles are adopted.



    During the Pandemic Pivot, LCA helps to bring outdoor dining and financial support to local businesses while serving on Recovery Lancaster Action Teams. A Street Outreach Specialist position is added while LCA begins managing the CRIZ program. The first Spanish-speaking team member is added, and LCA plays a lead role in the development of the County Racial Equity Profile.



    Over 100 façade improvements are completed, and the Building On Strength goal of $1 billion in privately led investment is surpassed. LCA also oversees the introduction of the CRIZ Small Business Financial Assistance Program. The Downtown Investment District expands, and in its ninth year, VeloCity hosts a sold-out crowd.