Sarah Walton is responsible for coordinating with partners involved in the redevelopment of Syracuse Housing Authority (SHA) properties with members of both neighborhood planning and business development teams.
Prior to joining City government, Walton dedicated 10 years of service in the nonprofit sector. She most recently held the position of Director at Third Sector, a Boston based nonprofit consultancy that leverages public funding, data and policy to advance equitable outcomes in communities. In this role, she guided a collaborative process with Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood to deploy $400 million of federal relief funding and managed a Higher Education Pay-for-Success Social Impact Bond to fund services that increase degree completion for underserved students. Walton also served as Associate Executive Director at the Syracuse Northeast Community Center, where she oversaw services and programs addressing the changing needs and interests of Syracuse’s north/northeast neighborhoods.
Walton received her Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies and Geography from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.