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    - Henrietta Heisler, owner of Henrietta Heisler Interiors Inc.

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    "The Lancaster City Alliance team worked with me to find the perfect location for my store and helped to promote the launch of my new enterprise."
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Marshall Snively chosen as Lancaster City Alliance’s new leader

Congratulations to Marshall Snively, on being chosen as the new President of the Lancaster City Alliance. We look forward to supporting him as he leads our organization forward in our mission of building a clean, safe and economically vibrant City of Lancaster

Marshall Snively has been named Lancaster City Alliance’s president. Snively, 48, has been executive vice president and chief operating officer. He takes over July 1. He succeeds Bob Shoemaker, who is scaling back his role with the nonprofit city-improvement organization. Shoemaker led since the organization was formed from the merger of Lancaster Alliance and the James Street Improvement District in July 2013.

“I’m very excited to take this role,” Snively, who lives in the city, said Tuesday. “We have a great team here — the leadership between our board and our executive leadership teams and our partners organizations. … I couldn’t be more excited to help lead Lancaster City Alliance to the next level.”

Snively worked on the development of the year-old Building On Strength economic development plan intended to guide the city’s growth over the next 10 to 15 years. Implementing that plan will continue to be a focus, as well as expanding the organization’s reach, including into the city’s south.

“We do want to continue strengthening our relationship with neighborhoods and Shelby (Nauman,) our vice president, is fantastic at that,” Snively said. “So we’re going to be paying a lot of attention to building trust in all areas of the city so we can continue to work with neighborhoods so we can empower them and enhance quality of life throughout the city.”

John Reed, the Alliance’s board chairman, said Snively was chosen following a grueling search and interview process. “Marshall has the skills and personality to lead this organization,” he said. Shoemaker said he will continue to stay on as long as he provides value.

Before coming to Lancaster, Snively was in Baltimore, Maryland, where work included serving as vice president of economic development and planning at Downtown Partnership of Baltimore for ten years. He followed Lisa Riggs here from that organization. Riggs was James Street’s president and now heads Economic Development Company of Lancaster County.

“It was a thrill to work with Lisa again,” Snively said. “I loved what I was seeing in the city — and this was nine years ago — the explosion of the arts at that time, the amount of activity and retail that, frankly, I think a lot of people that were living here didn’t see. But as someone new to the city, I saw a quickly growing city and downtown that I just naturally wanted to play a role in.”

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