Sarah Story

No. 10

2024 Top Influencers in Local Government

Sarah Story

Executive Director | Jefferson County, CO, Public Health | LinkedIn

Dr. Sarah Story knows health affects all aspects of our well-being: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

While public health is among the most challenging professions in local government Sarah navigates being executive director of Colorado’s Jefferson County Public Health with authenticity, expertise, and humor. 

With a background of working in government and alongside government in the private sector, Sarah’s focus on health equity is a common thread that winds throughout her career. A believer in the power of data to improve communities, she also sees data’s value in helping government tell its story. Her dedication to local government and public health inspires others.

While leading a team improving the residents’ health and lives, Sarah shines a spotlight on wins big and small, and celebrates peers from her organization and across the United States. She is also a self-proclaimed “vision board boss” who advocates for collaboration and co-creation among staff.

As a contributor to ELGL’s Morning Buzz blog, Sarah shares insightful (and often amusing) dispatches from local government and public health. She stands out for her candor and courage.

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