Sarah Fox was first elected in November of 2019
Vancouver City Council Member Sarah Fox, who was elected in November of 2019, will be running for re-election this year.
“Serving on the City Council has been an honor. I am seeking re-election to continue working on addressing our shared concerns about public safety, affordable housing, a strong SW Washington economy, and a healthy environment for all,” Fox said in a press release announcing her campaign. “I’m proud of the experience and perspective I have brought to the dais, reflecting my deep commitment to public service, accountability, and collaboration.”
Fox serves as a liaison for the council on many committees, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee, the Executive Board of the Children’s Justice Center, Finance Committee of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, and the Emergency Operations Center.
She also has been awarded a Municipal Leadership Certificate, noting she had completed more than 30 hours of additional training in the legal and financial areas of public service.
Her campaign noted several of her accomplishments while in office, including:
Fox was appointed to the Emergency Operations Center soon after being sworn in to office in early 2020. This was the regional organization that was activated to address the often conflicting rules and news regarding the pandemic.
Fox led changes to city code that allows city employees to be represented in lawsuits when they are faced with harassment and intimidation through the course of serving the city. Previously, employees were on their own to seek restraining orders and navigate the onslaught. This law also protects individuals from harassment and intimidation within the sanctity of their homes.
Fox served on the task force for police accountability and helped design a body camera program that has been endorsed by a board citizen committee and law enforcement officers.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Fox served six years in the U.S. Army before returning home. She has more than 18 years of urban planning experience and works on climate policy for the Washington State Department of Commerce in the Growth Management Services Department.
The primary for Seat 6 is set for Aug. 1.
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