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Councilwoman Sarah Herron

Maryville's First City Councilwoman 

Sarah represents the citizens of Maryville at-large. Her four-year term begins December 1, 2020. She was the first woman ever elected to Maryville City Council.

Wife & Mom

Sarah and her husband of 19 years, Phillip, have two sons, Andy and Adam. The boys play year-round sports and they are both Boy Scouts in Troop 87 where Phillip is an Assistant Scoutmaster. They are active members of Fairview United Methodist Church.

Woman In Tech

Sarah started working in digital media 17 years ago, but when she took the leap into full-time digital work, her career took off. She has worked for HGTV and in the country music industry. Her portfolio includes national brands and a public utility, but what she has loved most is equipping small businesses and nonprofits with the tools they need to thrive in a digital world.

Career With a Cause

Sarah serves as the Communications & Marketing Director of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She has a heart for nonprofits. Sarah helped launch Alliance for Better Nonprofits, a training and resource center that serves organizations in 25 counties. Following the launch, she was named as one of the Top 5 Outstanding Young Professionals of Knoxville, receiving an inaugural YPK Community Impact Award. Sarah has served as a peer reviewer for the National Standards of Excellence. This national program promotes the highest standards of ethics and accountability in nonprofit governance, management and operations.

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