Sarah McCarthy’s Resume
GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCIES / ACHIEVEMENTS
Directed the automation of the Colorado Department of Personnel predominantly through the redirection of existing resources, saving taxpayer dollars.
Designed, implemented and directed the felony case scheduling system for Delaware’s Superior Court, reducing average time from arrest to trial from approximately 180 days to 62 days, saving taxpayer dollars.
As a foster parent, successfully lobbied to change Colorado’s Child Protection laws to add protections for newborns at risk for abuse and neglect (creating CRS 19-3-508 (e)(I))
Served as League of Women Voters of Denver expert on election balloting issues, testifying before Denver City Council on behalf of the League.
Supervised the production of League of Women Voters of Denver “Ballot Issues: Pros and Cons” brochures distributed to thousands of Denver voters.
Held various leadership roles in political campaigns.
Served as Neighborhood Liaison for Mayor Wellington E. Webb.
Created a mail response system eliminating six-week backlog for Governor Richard D. Lamm.
Served as Congressional Intern in offices of Congressmen Pete DuPont (R-DE) and Tony Roncalio (R-Wyo)
Served as Interim Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Secured $1.5 million in grant dollars to rehabilitate or preserve public and private property, including several Denver Public Schools.
Estimated and reported the fiscal impact of hundreds of proposed bills for Colorado Legislature in non-partisan capacity.
Drafted, analyzed, and executed dozens of public and private entity contracts for services.
Currently direct a statewide non-profit organization whose mission is to build stronger healthier communities through partnerships.
Coordinated the task force responsible for creating Colorado State Government’s first Employee Substance Abuse Policy affecting 27,000 employees.
Acted in a strategic planning role in establishing Colorado State Government’s employees’ benefits menu plan that included the institution of a short-term disability policy.
Lobbied successfully for the creation of the Colorado State Senior Management Corps.
Represented the Office of State Planning & Budgeting on the Colorado “Better Air Campaign” that instituted the first “no-drive and no-burn days” to reduce particulate air pollution in metro Denver.
Served as Project Manager of complex million-dollar financing arrangements for the rehabilitation of affordable housing units.
Wrote and coordinated dozens of successful nominations for listing on the national and/or state register for historic places or as Denver Landmarks involving both public and private property.
BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
Served as Council District Representative on Denver’s Land Use and Transportation Planning Taskforce developing “Blueprint Denver”.
Led national award-winning initiative to identify and preserve Denver’s architecturally and historically significant schools
Led Joint Neighborhood Taskforce that successfully identified reuses to preserve the Washington Park Bathhouse.
Served as a Neighborhood Representative on South Broadway Marketplace Redevelopment Taskforce overseen by Denver Urban Renewal Authority.
Served on the Board of Directors of Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation
Served on the Board of Directors of neighborhood association and its Neighborhood Plan Planning Committee
Served as the Neighborhood Representative on Denver’s organizing committee of its first recycling program.
By Governor Roy Romer - Board of Colorado State Board of Examiners of Architects; elected President.
By Mayor Wellington E. Webb - member of Denver Landmark Preservation Commission.
A+ Denver Committee, Facilities Subcommittee
President of the Board of Denver Free University
Parent Volunteer in children’s classrooms and fundraising