The City of Lancaster is Committed to Equity

Mayor Sorace was elected to build a stronger and more equitable Lancaster, block by block. The City of Lancaster has made these commitments to racial and social equity. Some of this work started more than 2 years ago and some is NEW. It is all connected to what has been asked of the City by demonstrators this summer.

Lancaster Can Lead the Way on Racial Justice

Hear from Mayor Sorace on how Lancaster is uniquely positioned to take up the charge of addressing racial inequities in our community.

YWCA Lancaster Embraces Thaddeus Stevens’ Example

Stacie Blake, CEO of YWCA Lancaster, talks about how their organization is embracing the legacy of Thaddeus Stevens to push our community forward on racial equity.

Put the Same Energy Toward Racism that we do COVID-19 Response

This past summer, Mayor Sorace presents a vision for confronting racism as we do COVID-19 through a collabrative, community-wide approach to meet the urgent needs of our residents.

Mayor Sorace pledges racial equity in addressing policing, city jobs, housing

Read LNP + LancasterOnline’s coverage of the City of Lancaster’s release of equity commitments addressing racial and social inequities within city services and operations.

The Community & Police Working Group

The Community Police Working Group is made up of representatives from the City of Lancaster government, the Lancaster City Bureau of Police, the Lancaster branch of the NAACP, representatives from community benefit organizations, clergy, and city residents.

Since its formation in the summer of 2018, the group has made strides towards improving trust and cooperation between the Lancaster City Bureau of Police and the public it serves.