Survey Communications Toolkit

The Comprehensive Plan Process

Manheim Township is conducting an update of its Comprehensive Plan (the Plan) for consistency with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, the places2040 County Comprehensive Plan, the Connects2040 County Transportation Plan, the Lancaster County Active Transportation Plan, and the comprehensive plans of neighboring municipalities. 

The Plan serves as a guide for managing change in both the short term and long term including land use policies, our public facilities, and the services necessary to support the Township's growth. A fundamental principle of the Comprehensive Plan update process is to ensure future growth in the Township is shaped with the input, guidance, and consent of all our citizens through a robust outreach process that will be inclusive for a Township as diverse as ours. To ensure all voices are heard we need you – our Township champions – to help spread the word about our efforts!

To learn more about the Plan process, visit our Comprehensive Plan Website

How to Use This Toolkit

These pages include sample text and graphics you can use to spread awareness of our efforts. This toolkit is designed to be used by organizations and individual community champions. By sharing these messages through your personal or organizational channels, you’ll help us reach your neighbors, community members, and friends. We want to hear from all voices to guide the Plan development and the future of Manheim Township.  

Click here to download graphic files.

Social Media

The prepared text and graphics are ready to be used in social media posts to promote the attitudinal survey throughout January and February. Please follow these step-by-step instructions on how to post to your social media channels: 

  1. Download the graphic files here.
  2. Log in to the proper social media site with your personal or organization’s credentials.
  3. Copy and paste the corresponding text copy into the post.
  4. Upload the saved image from your desktop to the post.
  5. Post the status update.
  6. Repeat as needed for multiple posts on different social media sites.
  7. Pin the social media post to the top of your profile page for increased visibility.

If you are unsure how to post to different social media sites, please follow the links below for instructions directly from the social media site:

We encourage you to post several times using each post below during January and February

Drafted Social Media Posts


Post 1
The first Comprehensive Plan Public Survey is now open for Manheim Township! Have your voice help shape the future by taking this five-minute survey: https://bit.ly/48H13eW

Post 2
Don’t miss your chance to tell us what YOU think of Manheim Township! Our first Comprehensive Plan Public Survey is open through February 29. Help shape the future of the Township by completing our five-minute survey: https://bit.ly/48H13eW

Post 3 
Don’t wait! This week is your LAST CHANCE to share your opinions about Manheim Township! This Comprehensive Plan Public Survey takes just five minutes to complete and will help guide the future of the Township. Take the brief survey here: https://bit.ly/48H13eW

Drafted Social Media Posts

Email Subject: Help Shape the Future of Manheim Township! 
Email Preheader text: Take a 5-minute survey to have your voice heard. 

Manheim Township is conducting an update to its Comprehensive Plan. The Plan is a guide for how the Township will manage change in both the short term and long term for land use policies; and the public facilities and services necessary to support that growth. 

 How can you help?
Please take this brief 5-minute survey and tell us what you think of Manheim Township! 

Want to make an even larger impact?

Help us spread the word and encourage participation! Share this email with your neighbors and friends in the Township. Your voices will help shape the future of Manheim Township!

This is the first of two surveys for the Comprehensive Plan. Stay tuned this spring for Survey #2!
 
Visit the Manheim Township Comprehensive Plan website to learn more. 

Email Signature

Township employees and ambassadors can help spread awareness of the Comprehensive Plan update and survey by adding custom language to their email signatures. Sample language is below. 

Manheim Township 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update. Getting to a Complete Community. Take our Brief Survey by February 29!

Flyer

Click here to download and print out flyer.