Ward 1, Position 2

Sarah Marsh
Sarah Marsh

113 W. Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Email Preferred

Personal Statement

“I chose to live in Fayetteville because of the beauty of the landscape, the rich architectural heritage, the wonderful library, the growing trails network, and the wonderful community of engaged citizens who care deeply about our city and our environment. I felt compelled to run for City Council in order to address our lack of adequate public transportation, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, the disparity between wages and the cost of living, and the need for safe and energy-efficient housing. I love our City and consider it a great honor to represent the citizens of Ward 1 on the Fayetteville City Council. I strive to be a responsible steward of our natural and capital resources while improving the quality of life for all our residents and visitors. As the third largest city in our State, Fayetteville should be a positive example to help move Arkansas forward. ”

Occupation and Education

  • Professional Degree in Architecture from the University of Arkansas and is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional specializing in Building Design and Construction
  • Studied Couture Fashion Design at the New York Fashion Academy
  • Self-employed designer specializing in homes and apparel

Personal Information

  • A resident of Fayetteville for over fifteen years (1991-2002, 2010-present)
  • Resides in Fayette Junction neighborhood with her two cats that she adopted from the Fayetteville Animal Shelter
  • In her leisure time, she indulges in urban hiking, riding her bicycle, sewing and gardening

Community Service

  • Fayetteville Forward Green Economy Group
  • Fayetteville Forward Creative Economy Action Group
  • Fayetteville Forward Historic and Heritage Resources Action Group
  • Fayetteville Alliance of Fashion Designers
  • Main Street Fayetteville Board of Directors

Committee Involvement

  • Active Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Energy Improvement District
  • Nominating Committee
  • Water and Sewer Committee
  • Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council

My Key Issues

  • Economic Development (specifically in the Green and Creative Sectors) and Wealth Retention
  • Transportation and Inclusive Mobility (sidewalks, trails, transit, and well-maintained roads)
  • Sustainability, Waste Reduction, and Environmental Best Practices
  • Healthy Communities through active transportation, local organic agriculture, and safe housing and workplaces
  • Inclusiveness and Equality
  • Smart Growth, preservation of our historic and heritage resources, and cultivating a community that prioritizes people over cars

Ward Meeting Schedule

Ward 1 meetings are held quarterly at the Fayetteville Senior Center. Meeting announcements are made through email, the media, and this website.