What Has Sarah Already Done?

Lots...

Our Finances: As an elected official, Sarah has a 17-year record of success in not only "holding the line" on taxes through smart growth, land preservation, etc., but also in actually saving residents money on the bills they pay every month while working to maintain services and delivering balanced budget after balanced budget.

Our Children: At the same time, she has worked to ensure that our children and young adults have the education and opportunity to make smart life choices and that they enjoy learning. She and the rest of the Board of Selectmen found ways to lower the cost of a much-needed new elementary school so it was affordable to the residents.

Our Environment: She has worked to ensure that we maintain our environment for ourselves and for our future, preserving hundreds of acres of land from tax-negative development and ensuring that our drinking water and aquifer are protected.

Public Safety: She has lead the way in ensuring public safety by partnering with Emergency Management in disaster preparedness exercises and planning, and by co-authoring the Hazard Mitigation Plan required for state and federal emergency assistance. She has worked to connect our young people and their parents with our Police, Fire, and EMS departments both through her Story Hour at the Public Library and as Executive Director of YPAC.

Her Technical Knowledge: She used her experience in land use, conservation, grant-writing, and research to spearhead the Town's first Master Plan in 21 years, to lead the team that brought the Town's Open Space and Recreation Plan up to date, and to co-author the Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Her Proven Ability to Get Things Done: In her 17 years as an elected official, Sarah has delivered on every single one of the promises she made to voters in each of her 5 election campaigns. Sarah knows how to reach across the aisle, get to agreement, form effective teams and partnerships, and actually get real things done for her constituents.

Specifically...

March 2016 to June 2016: Unpaid Executive Director, Young Peoples' Alliance of Carver, Inc. (YPAC)

1997 to present: Volunteer Reader, Tuesday Toddler Story Hour, Carver Public Library

1998 to present: Chair of committee that built Carver's first community playground

2009 to present: Carver Board of Selectman, member

2012 to 2016: Young Peoples' Alliance of Carver, Inc. (YPAC), Founding Member

1999 to 2014: Carver Conservation Agent

1998 to 2008: Carver Planning Board, member

2006-2009: Served on Community Preservation Committee