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Ward 1, Position 2


Sarah Marsh


Phone: (479) 287-4054

113 West Mountain
Fayetteville, AR 72701


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 is 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 & Education

Council Member Marsh holds a Professional Degree in Architecture from the University of Arkansas and is a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Accredited Professional specializing in Building Design and Construction. She studied Fashion Design at the New York Fashion Academy.  Sarah is a self-employed Sustainability Consultant and Designer through her firm, Tanglewood Design and Consulting.

Personal Information

A resident of Fayetteville 13 years (1991-2002, 2010-present), Sarah lives on Mt. Sequoyah 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, gardening, and painting with watercolors.

Community Service

Facilitator: Fayetteville Forward, Green Economy Group 
Board Member: Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council 
Member: Fayetteville Forward, Creative Economy Action Group
Delegate: Citizens First Congress
Committee Member: Arkansas Women's Economic Status Task Force
Active Member: Advocates for Public Transit
Advisor: Fayetteville Commercial Energy Code Task Force
Mentor: USGBC Green Schools Challenge (Fayetteville High School)

Committee Involvement

Chair: Environmental Action Committee
Member: Water & Sewer
Member: Ordinance Review
Member: 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 and cultivating a community that prioritizes people over cars.

Ward Meeting Schedule

Ward 1 meetings are held periodically in different sections of the ward. Meeting announcements are made through email, the media, and this website.