Celebrating 40 Years

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The Lancaster area got its first set of wings in the 1930s, but the fast-growing community didn’t truly take flight until November 22, 1977 -- when the dream of local citizens desiring cityhood came to fruition. The Incorporation of the City of Lancaster signified self-governance, community pride, and the dawning of progressive leadership.

This year marks 40 years of pursuing our dreams in much the same fashion… setting our own path, rallying together as community stakeholders, and continuously achieving the “unachievable” through vision, partnership, healthy risk-taking and a formidable “can-do” attitude.

Municipal leadership is only as successful as the community at-large. As such, the Lancaster City Council and staff are proud to serve our citizens. We offer the deepest gratitude for 40 years of hard work, overcoming, celebrating, fighting together, growing together, and, ultimately, embracing the core values which make Lancaster the perfect place to live, work and play.

As the City of Lancaster continues to celebrate its milestone anniversary, be sure to revisit this page to discover new programs, upcoming events, and community engagement opportunities to festively celebrate 40 years of service. Be sure to "like" us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to "remember when" and revel in four decades of cityhood.

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On November 22, The City of Lancaster's 40th birthday, the entire City Council served up fresh pancakes to the residents of the William J. "Pete" Knight Veterans Home -- as a thank you for their selfless service in the United States Armed Forces, and to celebrate the City's forty years of service, by serving those who served.

Celebrate Lancaster's 40th Anniversary on November 4 at MOAH:CEDAR with the Celebrate Lancaster Exhibit, on display through January 6, 2018.