Good organizations evolve to meet changing times.
Three years ago, the Lancaster Alliance scaled back the broad reach that had established the city’s security camera network and helped find a home for the Lancaster Barnstormers.
In an era of diminishing resources, it would not duplicate efforts being done by other groups. The alliance board chose to work behind the scenes with a focus on city public safety, finances and forging partnerships with other organizations.
Six years ago, it was the James Street Improvement District that changed. The northwest city group expanded its reach to take in the duties of the Downtown Investment District under a contractual arrangement.