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Comprehensive Plan Committee

Ehsan Al-Hussaini

Juan Aviles

Phillip Cabassa

Heidi Castillo

Lisa Colon

Maxine Cook

Steve Cook

Casey Flores

Kirsten Krimmel

Molly Kutz

Jugens Laguerre

Vashti LaGuerre

Yaima Lopez

Sue Mackey

Mi Mi Poe

Cindy Sawicki

Kerry Sherin Wright

Mark Stoner

John Suarez

City of Lancaster Planning Commission

Region 1: Heidi Shirk

Region 2: Andrew Whalen

Region 3: Kenny Weeks

Region 4: Maxine Cook

Region 5: Nelson M. Polite, Jr.

Region 6: Miriam Ortega-Brown

At Large: Nicole Seuffert,
Steve Hackett

Alternate: Tony Dastra, Amos Stoltzfus, Kelsey Gohn Irvine

City Council

Amanda Bakay

Ahmed Ahmed

Jaime Arroyo

Lochard Calixte

Faith Craig

Janet Diaz

Katherine Walsh

Funding Organizations

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant

National Endowment for the Arts

High Foundation

The Funders Network’s Partners for Places Grant Program

Pennsylvania’s Department of Community & Economic Development

Ferree Foundation

City of Lancaster Staff

Wyatt Behringer
Communications & Policy Strategist

Josh Beltre
Engagement Specialist

Angie Brackbill
Water Resources Engineer

Gabrielle Buzgo
Program Manager

Stephen Campbell
Director of Public Works

Milzy Carrasco
Director of Department of Neighborhood Engagement

Chris Delfs
Director of Community Planning & Economic Development

Zayra Falu
Language Services Coordinator

Jack Fowler
Staff Assistant for Community Planning & Economic Development

Rebecca Geiser
Deputy Director for Community Planning & Economic Development

Karl Graybill
Environmental Planner

Emma Hamme
Formerly Senior Planner

Barry Handwerger
City Solicitor

Todd Hutchinson
Fire Chief

Cheila Huettner
LOOP & Welcome Center Manager

Phil Johnson
Formerly GIS Analyst

Jess King
Formerly Chief of Staff

Mandali Kejjo
Senior Planner

Molly Kirchoff
Public Art & Urban Design Program Manager

Denice Madonna
Redevelopment Coordinator

Cindy McCormick
Deputy Director of Engineering

Richard Mendez
Police Chief

James Nixon
Bureau Chief of Property Maintenance & Housing Inspections

DJ Ramsay
Communications Manager

Glen Recknegal
GIS Coordinator

Douglas Smith
Bureau Chief of Planning

Suzanne Stallings
Historic Preservation Specialist

Amber Strazzo Righter
Communications Manager

Jameel Thrash
Zoning Officer

Craig Walt
Bureau Chief of Lead Safety & Community Development

Kate Wright
Special Events & Program Manager

Technical Advisory Committee Members

Creating Great Places

Darlene Byrd
South Ann Concerned Neighbors

Barbara Wilson
Lancaster City Housing Authority

Ben Morton
RGS Associates

Chris Kennedy
Age Friendly Lancaster

David Aichele
Downtown Investment District

Shelby Nauman

Jake Thorsen

Kate Zimmerman
Coalition for Sustainable Housing

Andrew Szalay
Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity

Kyonna Bowman and Derrick Burch
The Mix

Jack Crowley and Dan Siewert
Water Street Ministries

Ed Kaminski
Landis Communities

Josh Hunter
Crispus Attucks Community Center, Community Action Partnership

Ben Lesher

Mike Callahan
Benchmark Construction

Frank Christoffel IV
Lancaster County Association of Realtors

Luis Ortega
SoWe-Housing Committee

Kareena Rios
School District of Lancaster School Board

Daisy Lebron
Community Police Working Group

Destiny Ponce
Neighborhood Leaders Academy

Dr. Gretchel Hathaway
NAACP Lancaster, PA

Connecting People, Places, & Community

Craig Dalen and Andres Zorrilla

Karen Schloer
Boys and Girls Club-Lancaster

Willonda McCloud
Bright Side Opportunities Center

Valentina Ross
Church World Service-Lancaster

Maxine Cook
City Planning Commission

Jocelynn Ritchey
Formerly City Planning Commission

Adriana Atencio
Common Wheel

Dan Betancourt
Community First Fund

Ed Harris
Discover Lancaster

Lisa Riggs
Economic Development Company of Lancaster County

Tracy Jones
La Academia

Greg Paulson
Lancaster Bikes

Jeremy Young
Lancaster City Alliance

Marshall Snively
Lancaster City Alliance

Heather Valudes
Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce

Bobby Pena
Lancaster County Emergency Management

Lon Wible
Formerly of Lancaster County Office of Aging

Ton Martin
Lancaster County Office of Aging

Anna Ramos
Lancaster County Workforce Development Board

Melissa Ressler
Lancaster Downtowners

Larry Cohen
Lancaster Parking Authority

Heather Dighe
Lancaster Recreation Commission

Karen Foley

LGBTQ+ Coalition

Dr. Daniel Wubah and Victor DeSantis
Millersville University

Greg Downing, Jeff Glisson, and Lauri Ahlskog
South Central Transit Authority

Marquis Lupton
TCP Media Group

Marlyn Barbosa
Tec Centro (SACA)

Pedro Rivera and Pam Smith
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Pastor Timothy Mentzer
Formerly Trinity Lutheran Church

Srirupa Dasgupta
Upohar World Kitchen

Taking Care of What We Have

Vincent Smith
African American Cultural Alliance of Lancaster

Nelson Polite, Jr.
African American Historical Society of South Central PA / Planning Commissioner

Zeshan Ismat
Black Birds

Crystal Weaver
Commons Company

Todd Roy
Conestoga River Club

Hawa Lassanah

Ricardo Almodovar
DEP Environmental Justice Coordinator

Liz Baldwin
ELA Group

Danielle Keperling
Keperling Preservation Services & City Historical Commission

Jeremy Young
Lancaster City Alliance

Allison Gibson
Lancaster County Clean Water Partners

Michaela Allwine
Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority and City Zoning Hearing Board

Randy Harris
Lancaster Historian

Theron Mitchell
Lower Susquehanna River Keepers and Onyx Industrial Services

Maryann Marotta
Marotta/Main Architects and St. James Episcopal Church

John Meeder and Sam Wilsker
Meedcor Development

Keith Holland
National Action Network Lancaster

Eric Sauder

Len Bradley
RGS Associates

Rev. Shayna Watson
St. James Episcopal Church

David Martens and Corrine Wagner
Zamagias Properties

Jeremy Young
Lancaster City Alliance

Marshall Snively
Lancaster City Alliance

Jocelynn Ritchey
Formerly City Planning Commission

Growing Responsibly

Rev. John Knight
Bright Side Baptist Church

Cheryl Love
ELA Group

Mike Wetzel
Franklin & Marshall College

Michael J. Todd
Franklin & Marshall College

Neal Fisher
Hankin Group

Mark Fitzgerald
High Companies

Ken Hornbeck
High Real Estate Group

John Suarez
Hillrise Mutual Housing Association

Jeremy Young
Lancaster City Alliance

Marshall Snively
Lancaster City Alliance

Alex Rohrbaugh
Lancaster County Planning Department

John Hershey
Lancaster County Planning Department

Blanding Watson
NAACP Lancaster, PA

Jocelynn Ritchey
Formerly City Planning Commission

Miriam Ortega-Brown
City Planning Commission and West Lancaster Jewels

Lagena Wright
City Resident

Mike DeBerdine
Rhoads Energy Corporation

Steve Hackett
Site Design Concepts and City Planning Commission

Mike McKenna
Formerly Tenfold

Alisa Jones
Union Community Care

Stacie Blake
YWCA Lancaster PA

Thinking Beyond Boundaries

Tony Collins
Blake Collins Group

Maxine Cook
City Planning Commission

Jocelynn Ritchey
Formerly City Planning Commission

Vanessa Philbert
Community Action Partnership

Jim Shultz

Ralph Hutchinson, Tara Hitchens, and Colin Siesholtz
East Lampeter Township

President Barbara Altmann, Ph.D.
Franklin & Marshall College

Smokey Glover
Fulton Bank Foundation

Luis Gonzalez
GRID Delivers

Dana Hanchin
HDC MidAtlantic

Robin Stauffer
High Foundation

Heather Valudes
Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce

Tom Baldrige
Formerly Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce

Sam Bressi
Lancaster County Community Foundation

Deb Jones
Lancaster County Homeless Coalition

Jen Koppel
Formerly Lancaster County Homeless Coalition

Scott Standish and Alex Rohrbaugh
Lancaster County Planning Department

Justin Eby
Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority

Bill Laudien and Ben Webber
Lancaster Township

Noelle Holmes
Formerly LCBC Lancaster City

Andy Bowman
Manheim Township

James Drumm
Formerly Manheim Township

Mandy Mastros
Ministerium of Lancaster City Churches

Blanding Watson and JoAnna Martinez
NAACP Lancaster, PA

Charise Hamblin
Patients R Waiting

Alice Yoder
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Brenda Buescher
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Khem Subedi
Formerly Refugee Center and Community School-IU13

Matt Przywara
School District of Lancaster

Dr. Rau
Formerly School District of Lancaster

Anne Kirby
The Candy Factory

Derrick Burch
The Mix

Kevin Ressler
Formerly United Way of Lancaster County

Dee Dee McGuire
West Lampeter Township


Barry Miller
Policy Writing

Paige Durborow
Graphic Design

David Rouse
Policy Writing

Community Engagement

CASA of Lancaster
Community Engagement

Church World Service Lancaster
Community Engagement

4ward Planning
Planning Analysis and Policy Writing

John Cox
Planning Analysis and Policy Writing

Joe Landis
Administrative Services

General Consulting

Communication Essentials LLC
Language Translation

Jeff Hawkes
Copy Editing

Age-Friendly Lancaster, PA
Community Engagement and Policy Writing

Jake Longenecker
Floodplain Analysis

Michelle Johnsen Photography

Connect the Dots
Community Outreach, Strategy, and Facilitation

Tippets/Weaver Architects
Visual Renderings

Mary Gattis
Community Outreach

Additional Thanks!

Alegre Events

Lloyd “Buddy” Calhoun

Ed Groark

H&H Group

LaRock Hudson

Lancaster County Planning Department

Paula Jackson

Jose Lopez

City Neighborhood Groups

Millersville University’s Ware Center

Sai Fly Drones

Todd Roy

Upohar World Kitchen


Weaver Associates