Sarah is passionate about our Kitchener community, including its’ unique blend of urban elements combined with the character of a small town. She looks forward to the opportunity to be the voice – your voice – of Ward 10 as it moves forward and as we grow stronger together.
Kitchener-Waterloo has been Sarah’s home since the age of three when her parents moved her family here to raise them in this friendly, growing community. She attended elementary school in Kitchener, and KCI is her alma matter. After living in Montreal as a young adult, she returned to her home town, to set down roots.
In her eight years as an active member of the Compass Kitchener Citizen Advisory Committee, she was instrumental in implementing the Report Card to Citizens, which monitors progress toward the 20 year vision: A Plan for a Healthy Kitchener. Sarah’s role on this committee provided her with significant insight into the city’s services and programs. She is committed to building inclusive, creative communities where we all have the potential to thrive.
Sarah is a proud mom to three active boys. She and her husband Stephen McDonald have lived in their downtown Ward 10 home since 2001.
Sarah has a collaborative approach to leadership, enthusiasm, and a genuine desire to serve this community.
On October 27th, 2014, vote Sarah Marsh for Ward 10.
Excerpts from Sarah’s Better Choices Questionnaire
“Kitchener City Council should continue to facilitate positive partnerships with and among public, private, and non-profit sector employers, acting as a facilitator to attract and retain quality employers. For example, Kitchener has met with great success supporting the growth of our thriving hub of technological innovation as well as graduate programs in medicine, pharmacy, and social work.”
“Council needs to support development of businesses in Kitchener which pay reasonable wages and benefits; to take a public stand on support for increases toward a minimum wage that brings families above the poverty line; to reconsider its decision not to support a living wage policy; to raise more awareness and increase the budget for the Leisure Access Card; and to support those organizations which work toward the alleviation of poverty (e.g., The Working Centre; Opportunities Waterloo Region). We can and should make full inclusion of all citizens in our economic development a priority for this community.”
“Open Government policy and action is not only a matter of making information accessible. It is essential to addressing the growing democratic deficit in this community and throughout our country.”
“My vision for a livable, equitable, and sustainable community is one that prioritizes social vitality, environmental viability and economic well-being within the context of its own values and culture, as articulated in A Plan for a Healthy Kitchener.“