Who's involved?

The whole community has been involved in this process -
individuals, organizations, local businesses, and everything in between.

County Residents - That’s You!

The public has been involved in all stages of the planning process. Whether you live, work, or play here, we've asked for your input about the future of our community. You’ve participated in public meetings, provided online input, and gotten your community or neighborhood involved in the process. This is your community - we can't make Lancaster better without you!


Municipal governments and planning commissions have played an essential role in the process, as have school districts, local and regional authorities, state agencies, and elected officials. They've had opportunities to provide input at face-to-face meetings, regional forums, and other venues.

Targeted Stakeholders

These are organizations, associations, and groups whose input is critical to the plan. They were consulted at key stages in the process, and participated in public events associated with the plan. After the plan is adopted, they will assist in implementing its goals. Colleges and universities, service clubs, professional organizations, and groups that deal with environmental issues, active transportation, and economic development are also among these targeted stakeholders.

  • Amtrak
  • Colleges and universities (Millersville, Elizabethtown, F&M, Stevens College of Technology, HACC, LCCTC, PCAD)
  • Design Lancaster
  • Lancaster Area Sewer Authority
  • Lancaster County Agricultural Preserve Board 
  • Lancaster County Association of Township Supervisors
  • Lancaster County Boroughs Association
  • Lancaster County Conservation District 
  • Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium 
  • Lancaster County Council of Churches
  • Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation 
  • Lancaster County Farm Bureau
  • Lancaster County Housing & Redevelopment Authority 
  • Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority
  • LancasterHistory.org
  • Penn State Cooperative Extension 
  • Professional organizations (APA-PA Chapter, PA-DE ASLA Chapter)
  • South Central Transit Authority /  Red Rose Transit Authority
  • Spanish American Civic Association
  • United Way of Lancaster County

Technical ADVISORS

These are “subject matter” experts – organizations and individuals with specific knowledge about areas relevant to the plan. Many of them were involved in developing the previous Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. They evaluated the data collected for the plan and reviewed strategies for awareness, education, and engagement.

Lancaster County Planning Commission (members and Staff)

LCPC members have provided guidance and oversight, and will make a recommendation to the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners regarding possible adoption of the plan. LCPC staff prepared the plan.


These are regional, countywide, and city organizations that have the capacity to contribute directly to the process. They've helped to build awareness of the plan, educate people about its purpose, and engage the public.

  • Building Industry Association of Lancaster County
  • Coalition for Smart Growth
  • Coalition for Sustainable Housing 
  • Discover Lancaster
  • Economic Development Company of Lancaster County
  • Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County
  • Hourglass Foundation
  • The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Lancaster City Alliance
  • Lancaster Clean Water Partners
  • Lancaster County Agriculture Council
  • Lancaster County Association of Realtors®
  • Lancaster County Community Foundation
  • Lancaster County Conservancy
  • Lancaster County Workforce Development Board
  • Lancaster Farmland Trust
  • Lancaster General Health / Penn Medicine
  • Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
  • Susquehanna Heritage