The Lancaster County Planning Commission won the Overall Excellence category of the 2009 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement for the
Envision Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan and Implementation.

Lancaster County, in south central Pennsylvania, is proud of its rich cultural heritage, its historic towns and villages, and its fertile farmland. To maintain the character of the county, as well as its diverse economy and natural resources, for future generations, the Lancaster County Planning Commission established a regional, countywide comprehensive growth management plan, which protects its valuable farmland and historic landscapes by strategically directing development to established towns and cities in the county.

EPA's National Award for Smart Growth Achievement recognizes communities that use the principles of smart growth to create better places. This annual competition is open to public- and private-sector entities. For more information, go to

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