Well, let me introduce myself, I am Sarah Hall. Born the oldest of 7 children, raised in Treaty Four lands in rural Saskatchewan, by my strong and determined single mother. I am a proud member of the File Hills, Peepeekisis First Nation. To say I come from humble roots is an understatement. I have lived through poverty, hardship, trauma and abuse. Yet I was shown by many teachers (but mostly my mother) how to rise above, and thrive. I focus on the positive and what good I can create in the world.
Fast forward to today and I am proud of the life I've built. I love the people in it and the community I call home. I have a supportive husband who encourages me to be all I can be, and I am blessed to be mother to 4 amazing and unique children, who remind me everyday what it is to truly love.
I have a diverse career and education background that has given me the tools I need to be an effective councilor and community leader. I have extensive experience in live promotion, business and office management. I currently work for the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation as a client advocate in Jessies House. It is work that I find deeply fulfilling and purposeful, just as I find working on council.
I have thrown myself into creating community since the moment we moved here in 2010.
Some of you may know me as the creator of the Morinville Marvelous Moms Group, the founder and head organizer of MMM's Adopt A Family Campaign, past chair of MPS School Council, past president and executive member of the Morinville Art Club, committee member of the International Woman's Day Awards and Morinville Woman's Day conference, or as a dedicated AHS volunteer in our seniors facilities. I am about giving back, of community involvement, of leading, creating and leaving things better than when I came. When I commit to something, it's not because there is an election coming up. I get involved because it matters to me and I stick with it.
Full disclosure, I am not the best with technology, I'll admit. I'd rather have a 10 minute phone conversation than a 2 hour text session. I value connection at it's core, when a resident reaches out, I follow up and I follow through. I try to be as responsive as I can through facebook and messenger, however, you will not find me posting every thought and movement to social media. I simply do not have the patience or the time. (Those of you reading this balancing busy families and work schedules understand) I am more effective and impactful when I am out interacting with you, doing the things I need and want to do, than taking up valuable time posting about it.
I this was much longer than I intended so if you've made it this far, I thank you. The last thing I am going to say about myself is that I care. I care enough to ask the hard questions, speak up when things need to be said and make the difficult decisions with the information I have available to me. I have one vote on council, I will always use it in trying to do the right thing.