Sarah Hasib joined the Economic Development Department in the newly created Development Coordinator position on June 1, 2015. In the Development Coordinator role Sarah serves as a point of contact and liaison between the development community, business community, and Athens-Clarke County Unified Government staff and officials, providing assistance on a variety of development related issues, including permitting and code requirements, and facilitating the Unified Government’s plans review process.
Sarah grew up in a small college town in Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Political Science and from the University of Texas at Austin with a JD and MA in Middle Eastern Studies. Prior to joining the Economic Development Department, Sarah worked as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Dallas, Texas for 7 ½ years, working primarily on economic development and Love Field Airport matters.
Sarah and her fiancé, Pete, moved to Athens from Dallas, Texas in October 2014. Sarah and Pete like to travel in their free time; and since their move, are particularly enjoying exploring the Athens area and the southeast.