Danene Sorace, Lancaster’s 43rd mayor, is a champion of progressive policies and has a passion for family and community life, social and economic justice, education and opportunity, and optimism about the future—especially the future of Lancaster City.

Danene Sorace, Mayor of Lancaster

Danene Sorace is Lancaster’s 43rd Mayor, a former member of Lancaster City Council, a neighbor, and a School District of Lancaster parent. A champion for progressive policy, she is passionate about family and community life, social and economic justice, education and opportunity, and optimism about the future—especially the future of Lancaster City.

Since taking the oath of office, the Sorace Administration has begun to undertake several substantial projects including a new strategic plan, the replacement of two of the City’s aging fire stations, and infrastructure improvements that address the city’s stormwater management concerns.

Prior to her time in the Mayor’s Office, Danene worked with a national foundation and several other non-profits to advance health and education. With more than twenty years of non-profit and philanthropy experience, she has a proven record of developing and implementing strategies to advance public/private partnerships—including Lancaster City’s nationally recognized Green Infrastructure program. As a member of City Council, Danene chaired the Finance Committee and provided oversight of the City’s $100M budget.

Mayor Sorace’s Strategic Priorities

Strong Neighborhoods

Lancaster’s diverse and vibrant neighborhoods are welcoming places that foster connections among our residents, which creates and sustains strong community.

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Secure Incomes

The foundation of a strong city is household sustaining employment. Partnerships with community institutions provide every resident access to One Good Job.

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Safe Streets

Lancaster has safe, walkable, and accessible streets that foster connections, promoting a sense of well-being that is a cornerstone for strong neighborhoods.

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Sound Government

The city’s leaders are approachable, responsive, and always working to make the City a better place where resources, both human and financial, are used efficiently.

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