Sarah Anthony began serving as an Ingham County Commissioner in 2013. She is currently the Vice- Chairperson in the Board of Commissioners and as a Member in the Law & Courts and Finance Committees. To date, she is the youngest African American woman serving as a county commissioner in the United States.
Along with her work as County Commissioner, Ms. Anthony works with the Michigan College Access Network. In her role as deputy director for partnership and advocacy, Sarah works to expand college opportunities for low-income students by maintaining existing and cultivates new college access partnerships across the state.
Before joining MCAN, she worked as a legislative assistant in the Michigan House of Representatives, specializing in higher education policy. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in political science/legal studies from Central Michigan University and a Master’s of Public Administration degree from Western Michigan University. She is also a fellow of the University of Michigan’s New Leadership Academy. She has received several local and statewide awards, including the Ten of the Next Ten Award from the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Leadership Award from the Michigan Democratic Party.
In addition to her formal duties as an elected official, she is an active community volunteer, lending her talents to several social justice, feminist and environmental groups in Michigan. These organizations include, but are not limited to: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Capital Area Transportation Authority, Greater Lansing Food Bank, Capital Area Michigan Works! Administrative Board, Ingham County Democratic Party, and Lansing Branch of the NAACP.