who's involved?

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


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!



These are countywide and regional organizations that have the capacity to contribute directly to the process. They will actively build awareness of the plan, educate people about its purpose, and engage the public by sponsoring events. They will also be encouraged to highlight their involvement in the plan by displaying the "Partners for Place" logo.

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.


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.