Lancaster highlighted as part of Strong Cities/ Strong State campaign

LANCASTER – Lancaster was profiled Wednesday as part of the ongoing “Strong Cities | Strong State” campaign highlighting local government success stories across California.

“Strong Cities | Strong State” is a project of the League of California Cities and the California City Management Foundation (CCMF).

“Cities play an integral role in the daily lives of their citizens,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “From parks and recreation programs to roads and other public infrastructure, it has been said that municipalities play a greater role in the day-to-day lives of citizens than any other level of government. The Strong Cities | Strong State campaign provides us with an opportunity to celebrate that essential role and inform residents and public officials alike about how California cities are working for them.”

The “Strong Cities | Strong State” website is the centerpiece of a campaign broadly promoting city success stories alongside profiles of the elected officials and city managers working together to build and maintain a high quality of life for California city residents.

Highlights of the city of Lancaster’s profile include:

  • The BLVD Transformation Project
  • Alternative energy initiatives
  • Public safety efforts
  • Business-Friendly Lancaster
  • Health and wellness programs

The city’s profile can be found at

“We would like to thank the League of California Cities and CCMF for spearheading this outreach campaign,” said City Manager Mark Bozigian. “This program has provided cities throughout the state with a venue to band together and tell our story.”

The goal of the “Strong Cities” campaign is to promote the innovation and experience of local officials in delivering vital services at a time when this expertise is vitally needed by state leaders struggling with fundamental issues of governance. “Strong Cities | Strong State” seeks to position cities as vital, necessary and equal partners in building a better California.

The Strong Cities | Strong State campaign will continue profiling individual cities each day, with a goal of highlighting all California cities over the coming year-and-a-half. Profiles include photos, video and other media articulating how each individual city has been working to both provide essential services, as well as elevate the quality life of its residents. Success stories will range from public safety initiatives to educational partnerships, infrastructure improvements to community engagement strategies and more.

Visit “Strong Cities | Strong State” at for more information.

(Information via press release from the League of California Cities.)