Sarah Sterling is running for the position of First Ward Alderman a position she held for the 2007-2007 term. A long time resident of the first ward, she feels ready to get back to her old position, now held by Carrie Haddad who is retiring.
Sterling was the majority leader during her term as Alderman. She was also chairman of the Police, Fire, and IDA committees, a member of Finance, Legal, Youth and Aging, Arts and Entertainment, HDC and HCDPA. Some of the projects she worked on during that time were: City insurance review, parking meter revisions, proper parking signage, police contract negotiations, assessment issues (grievances, B & B problems, search for new assessor), IDA negotiations, HCDPA by-laws and employee benefits, establishing checks and balance in HCDPA, HDC and IDA, annual budget reviews, zoning revisions, LWRP.
Other community involvement, before she was elected as Alderman, kept her busy with the Columbia County Council on the Arts (as chairman), the Hudson Beautification Committee, the Hudson Opera House Board of Trustees and Advisory Boards as well as serving on the Hudson Zoning Board of Appeals, the Historic Preservation Commission and the Hudson Waterfront Committee.
Sarah is a graduate of Cornell University with a BA in Zoology. She currently is a real estate broker with Halstead Properties and a well known local fine art photographer. You may also have seen her out this spring helping with the Census as an enumerator.
There are always plenty of issues facing Hudson. The LWRP, rezoning, the need for a new Police/Court building, senior center needs, beautification and being a liaison to the business community are all concerns that Sarah expects to be involved with along with the ever present need to keep taxes as low as possible!