Our Philosophy

WHAT DO WE DO?

Each spring city lampposts are adorned with flower baskets, and each fall they’re decorated with holiday wreaths and garlands. LEADS conducts a variety of fundraisers to pay for these programs, and, since we’re a volunteer organization, virtually all contributions go directly to these costs.

As the LEADS footprint has grown, so have our expenses. Annual expenditures for the flower basket program now total $30,000. Our “Adopt-A-Basket” donations go toward the flowers, leaving another $13,000 for watering. And, when the city recently installed new light poles, we outfitted them with custom-made brackets at a cost of $40,000. We receive no assistance from the city or the county, relying completely upon private contributions.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Marty Hulse, PRESIDENT
Joel Henry, VICE PRESIDENT
Amber Strazzo, SECRETARY
Christopher Stetler, TREASURER
Jane F. Eddy
Joyce Heberlein
Natalie Lascek
Emanuella Parveris
Kathleen L. Peck
Carla Saylor
Linda Sheetz

Lancaster’s Economic Action for Downtown’s Success (LEADS)
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization.

MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1721, Lancaster, PA 17608-1721