Keep Lancaster Co. Beautiful Committee

The purpose and objective of the Keep Lancaster Beautiful Committee shall be as follows: 
(a) To make recommendations to the Keep Lancaster County Beautiful Coordinator for the prevention and removal of litter in Lancaster County, the beautification of Lancaster County;
(b) To promote public education related to beautification and litter;
 
Composition of committee:  
(a)The Keep Lancaster County Beautiful Committee shall be composed of fourteen (14) members, all of whom shall be Lancaster County residents. Each council member shall have two (2) nominations. It shall not be necessary that the nominee reside in the district of the council member making the nomination. 
(b) The term of office for all Keep Lancaster County Beautiful Committee members is four (4) years, commencing on July 1 and ending on June 30. A person who has served two (2) consecutive terms on the Keep Lancaster Beautiful Committee is ineligible for an additional appointment without there being a one-year period prior to an additional appointment; provided, however, upon a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the county council members, a person may be reappointed to the commission notwithstanding the term limitation. Time served in filling a vacancy shall not be concluded in the term limitation. Members continue to serve until their successor is appointed. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
(c) Members of the Keep Lancaster County Beautiful Committee serve at the pleasure of council and can be removed with or without cause. 
(d) A member of the Keep Lancaster County Beautiful Committee who misses three (3) meetings in any fiscal year automatically vacates membership on the committee. However, the chairman of the committee has the authority to excuse the attendance of a committee member in the event of an emergency deemed acceptable in the Chairman's sole discretion provided that the absence is requested in advance and announced at the time of the meeting in which the absence occurs. 
(e) All members serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for actual expenses and mileage pursuant to county policy after approval by the committee chair.     
 
Initial terms of office:
The initial terms of members shall be staggered. Members initially appointed to represent council district, 1,3,5, and 7 shall serve through June,2021. Members initially appointed to represent council districts 2,4, and 6 shall serve though June 30, 2023.  
 
Meetings: 
(a) Keep Lancaster County Beautiful Committee meetings shall be held no less than every quarter or alternatively, more often as deemed necessary and appropriate by the committee chairman and/or the Keep Lancaster County Beautiful Coordinator.
(b) All meetings shall be open meetings and advertised as required by state statute. An agenda for each meeting shall be established pursuant to the guidelines found in Robert's Rules of Order. Meetings shall be conducted using the parliamentary procedures contained in Robert's Rules of order or such other procedures as may be adopted though formal Resolution of the Committee. 
(c) Five (5) members entitled to cast a vote on any matter properly before the Keep Lancaster County Beautiful Committee present at a meeting of the Keep Lancaster Beautiful Committee shall constitute a quorum.   
(d) At the first meeting following July 1 of each year, the committee membership shall elect a member to serve as chairman for a one (1) year period, a member to serve as vice-chairman for a one (1) year period, and a member to serve as secretary for a one (1) year period. There shall be a limit of no more than three (3) years of consecutive service as chairman. 
 
Members
Kristen Blanchard  District 1 6/30/2021
Clare McConaughay District 1 6/30/2025
Charquisha McGriff District 2 6/30/2023
Mattie Lowery District 2 6/30/2023
Ann Ferguson District 3 6/30/2021
Steven Fleming District 3 6/30/2025
Dale Sullivan District 4 6/30/2023
W. Frank Ferguson District 4 6/30/2023
Greg Gregory  District 5 6/30/2021
Cherie H. Ellis  District 5 6/30/2025

Mark E. Strickland District 6 6/30/2023
Jason Truesdale District 6 6/30/2023
  District 7  
  District 7