The recipient of the Restorer of the City Award is an individual who has devoted time and resources to improving the Lancaster community. Utilizing their God given gifts and resources, they have repaired structures or programs that have atrophied; they have made a significant investment of time, talent, or money in an existing social service organization; Or they have created a new structure or program to improve the lives and well-being of those in our community. A public nomination process promoted within emails and social media posts. Those nominations were reviewed by a team from Water Street Ministries to confirm their contributions fit the awards intention. Finally, the Water Street Ministry leadership team and board voted. The winner receives the most votes.