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Ms. Sarah Hansen

Executive Director,
Greater Portland Landmarks

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Sarah has served as Executive Director of Greater Portland Landmarks since June 2019. She was previously Director of Preservation Services at Maine Preservation. Sarah first discovered her love of community revitalization as an undergraduate history major at Connecticut College and went on to get a Masters in Preservation Studies from Boston University. While in Boston she worked with Boston Main Streets and stayed involved in the program as a Program Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Mountain/Plains Regional Office in Denver where she covered the states of South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. 

Sarah has worked for Colorado Preservation, Inc. in Denver and as a Project Manager with Architectural Heritage Foundation in Boston, a small non-profit developer, where she worked on federal rehabilitation tax credit projects. Most recently Sarah worked for the Arkansas Community Foundation in Little Rock as the Statewide Outreach Director after spending five years in Seattle as the Coordinator of the Washington State Main Street Program.

Sarah was elected to the National Main Street Centers’ Coordinators Executive Council and most recently served as Vice President of Development on the board of Preserve Arkansas. While in Little Rock Sarah was also selected to serve on the Economic Development Committee of Think Big! Little Rock, a year-long strategic assessment and implementation process aimed at retaining, attracting and developing young professionals to the area. Sarah is a proud Maine native and is enjoying immersing her southern husband in the wicked awesome culture of the state.

Sarah currently serves on the Main Street Advisory Council of the Maine Downtown Center, the Village Design Review Overlay Committee with the City of Westbrook, and is Chair of the Economic Vitality Committee for Discover Downtown Westbrook.