The Idaho Smart Growth (ISG) board of directors has announced the promotion of Sarah Taylor to executive director. She most recently served as ISG’s administrator and will succeed Scot Oliver, who retired in October of 2020. Since 2018, she has overseen the organization’s main educational program, the Citizens Planning Academy, which is designed to help citizens throughout Idaho become effective advocates on a range of planning topics, along with performing other tasks for Idaho Smart Growth.
Prior to joining ISG, Taylor managed a conference and event center in a historic 1920s building in downtown Twin Falls. She also served on the Twin Falls Urban Renewal board during the major redevelopment project for the downtown corridor. She has also served on her neighborhood association board where she championed placemaking and active transportation efforts for her neighborhood. She is a graduate of the College of Southern Idaho and obtained her B.B.A. from Boise State University.