who's involved?

We want the whole community to be involved in this process -
individuals, organizations, local businesses, and everything in between.



These are countywide and regional organizations that have the capacity to contribute directly to the process. They actively help to build awareness of the plan, educate people about its purpose, and engage the public by collaborating on events.

  • 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
  • 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 (Lighten Up Lancaster County)
  • Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
  • Susquehanna Heritage

Targeted Stakeholders

These are organizations, associations, and groups whose input is critical to the plan. They will be consulted at key stages in the process, and will be encouraged to participate 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 City Alliance
  • 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 (former 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 existing Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. They will evaluate the data collected for the plan and review strategies for awareness, education, and engagement.


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

Steering Committee / Staff

LCPC members will serve as the steering committee, provide guidance and oversight, and make a recommendation to the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners regarding possible adoption of the plan. LCPC staff will prepare the plan.

The General Public - That’s You!

The public will be involved in all stages of the planning process. Whether you live, work, or play here, we want your input about the future of our community. You’ll have opportunities to participate in public meetings, provide online input, and get your community or neighborhood involved in the process. This is your community, and you are integral to this process - we can't make Lancaster better without you!