1995

Early Career

 After graduation from FSC, Sara worked for two years at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center Foundation. In 1995, Sara left Lakeland to pursue a position with Best Buddies International as a program manager. In 1995, Sara became the State Director of Florida managing five offices and three programs. Sara, began volunteering with the Junior League of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Community Council, a local think tank.

 

2003

Serving tHE communitY

Moving to Lakeland in 2003, Sara joined First United Methodist Church, transferred back into the Junior League of Lakeland, served on the Peace River Center Advisory Board and volunteered at her daughter’s preschool while continuing working for Best Buddies International. In 2006, the family welcomed a son and Sara became a full-time stay at home mom. She volunteered at First United Methodist as the Vacation Bible School Leader, Children’s Council member and continued with the Junior League in various leadership roles.

 
 

2009

local Government involvement

In 2009, Sara decided to lean on her non-profit management experience and passion for youth to form the Randy Roberts Foundation. Sara was hired in 2012 to serve as the Executive Director of Polk Vision, Incorporated. That role broadened Sara’s experience beyond non-profit management. Directing partnerships between people and organizations that do not typically work together heightened her love of her Polk County community, while also providing tremendous insight into local governments.