About The Advocacy
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The Advocacy

At Venture Lititz, we’re all about the big picture.
We understand that what we do today needs to be in service of tomorrow.

Lititz Pennsylvania

Where Preservation Meets Progress

A town as special as Lititz needs a group of people who come together to write its next best chapter, to protect it, and carry it onward in a way that honors its past and respects the people who live and work within its borders.

That group is Venture Lititz.

Who We Are

In the simplest of terms, we love Lititz. We love it so much that we’ve dedicated ourselves to the work of safeguarding its magic and to looking at it with a critical eye, asking questions like:

  • How could Lititz be better?
  • What buildings need to be saved?
  • What greenspace can we add or improve?
  • How can we help merchants thrive?
  • What new businesses can we entice to town in order to increase employment opportunities and maintain community services without tax increases?
  • What events can we host or support that will nurture pride of place for residents and have visitors saying, “I can’t wait to go back?”
  • And, always, is there a grant for that?

Mission Statement

The mission of Venture Lititz, Inc. is to enhance and sustain the social and economic vibrancy of the Lititz community.

Our Core Values

Community-Driven: Our work is fueled by grassroots community leadership and participation. We support the businesses, residents, and partners who power our local economy.
Supportive of Local Business: We support our local entrepreneurs and business owners, resulting in purposeful growth for our community.
Collaborative: We work together, foster open communication, and build caring and supportive
environments with our community partners.
Equitable and Inclusive: We commit to fostering a welcoming and safe community with inclusive engagement and equal access to opportunity, no matter a person’s age, economic status, ethnicity, gender identity, physical or mental abilities, race, sexual orientation or spiritual belief.
Preservation-Based: We commit to honoring the past of our built environment and cultural legacy. We do this by promoting adaptive reuse, celebrating community character, and valuing the common good of our community.
Resilient and Future-Focused: We facilitate access to resources and opportunities that will allow our community to better withstand challenges and crises that lie ahead.

Our Vision

Downtown Lititz is the heart of our community, where our locally owned businesses prosper and our residents from diverse backgrounds gather inside adaptively reused buildings, along art-filled streetscapes, and outside in the lush green space of our downtown parks and trails.

This is the work of Venture Lititz, and we’d love to have you contribute to our mission in any way you can. Please consider helping by donating financially, or by volunteering your time and talents.

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