Commissioner Lancaster is a resident of Harvard Towers in Northwest Washington, D.C.. He is retired, with significant work experience in the private sector. His experience includes 25 years in the automotive industry where he developed business skills in financial management and customer relations. He works as a computer coach for the Senior Citizen’s class at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC ) and with the Jewish Council on Aging.
He represents the senior and disabled community on the District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and was elected in a special election in July 2001.