Executive Leadership Teams
This Team focuses attention on building strong relationships with the City and County public officials while asserting ourselves to influence public policy critical to the success of Lancaster. The Team prioritizes being aware of the efforts and positions of Lancaster City Alliance ELT’s as to support them and impact their respective success. The Team, at the Community level, places value on understanding the priorities and positions taken by peer organizations to assure vetting and collaboration arrives, as possible, at formidable consensus.
This Team is responsible for the LCA strategy of bringing together key economic development organizations to discuss, align and advance strategic level opportunities with the focus towards furthering the success of the City of Lancaster. The Team places emphasis on keeping pace with community progress and advances opportunities through use and reference of in place strategic plans to assist in coordinating and clarifying leadership efforts.
This Team focuses attention on community safety, quality of life, crime education and prevention, public policy and programmatic responses. The group prioritizes strengthening our current relationships with the City Bureau of Police, the Lancaster Safety Coalition, Lancaster Safety Partners, the DID, organized neighborhood and community groups and other organizations seeking to make a positive impact on community safety and quality of life.
Finance & Development
The focus of this Team is to insure the financial sustainability of the organization by playing an active role in overseeing financial budgeting, reporting and resource development. The Team will serve as a liaison to the Lancaster City Alliance Board in key areas such as preparation of the organization’s annual budget, review of periodic reports on financial performance and previewing the annual audit. This Team will additionally oversee the organization’s reserves (in accordance with the established Reserves Policy) and recommend investment strategies for reserves. Resource development via support to Lancaster City Alliance Staff in maintaining and growing the existing donor base, recruitment of new funders and seeking out innovative funding to support specific programs and initiatives is the responsibility of this Team as the need for ongoing revenue growth is assumed.
Economic Development and Planning
This team will serve as the Steering Committee to ensure the implementation of Building On Strength, the 15 year economic development strategic plan for the City of Lancaster, including regular review of developed metrics ensuring alignment with the Plan Aspirations. The team will effectively utilize, evaluate and develop new tools to drive increased investment in the City’s four quadrants.
This Team focuses on developing marketing opportunities for the organization while leveraging our strong relationships with partner organizations including Lancaster Office of Promotion (LOOP), Discover Lancaster, the Lancaster Chamber and the Economic Development Company (EDC), to ensure a coordinated approach to marketing Lancaster. The Marketing ELT will also work closely to support the missions of all Lancaster City Alliance Executive Leadership Teams.
This Team seeks to engage and empower neighborhood leaders by becoming a trusted advisor to individuals and neighborhood groups seeking assistance with neighborhood stabilization, transformation, and broad stakeholder engagement throughout the City of Lancaster. The ELT will focus on initiatives as identified in the Building On Strength Economic Development Plan and on broad strategies for increasing quality of life and equitable neighborhood opportunities throughout Lancaster City.
Governance & Nominating Committee & DEI Taskforce
This team consists of members from the LCA Board of Directors and select Executive Leadership Teams. The G&N Committee serves as the base of LCA’s DEI Taskforce. The G&N Committee supports staff in reviewing and vetting new LCA volunteers using LCA’s partner benefits, attributes and skillsets. The G&N Committee works to ensure the LCA bylaws are being followed as well as DEI practices are being woven into the work of LCA. The Committee supports staff with succession planning for the Board of Directors as well as manages terms for all Executive Leadership Team members.