Sarah Gilbert Joins JRC Staff as New Grant Writer

Sarah Gilbert

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Jamestown Renaissance Corporation

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has announced that Sarah J. Gilbert has been hired as the organization’s newest staff addition. Ms. Gilbert will be filling the vacant Grant Writer position with the organization to help secure funding sources at the local, state, and federal level for projects occurring downtown and in Jamestown area neighborhoods.

“We are pleased to welcome Sarah to our office,” said Greg Lindquist, executive director for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. “She offers unique perspectives, a creative mind, and a willingness to learn. It is an exciting time to join our staff in preparation for a bright future,” said Lindquist. Ms. Gilbert’s hiring comes just months after the state announced a $10 million investment into the city’s downtown while several other key downtown development projects begin to take shape.

Sarah Gilbert

Ms. Gilbert attended Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, majoring in Peace and Justice Studies. Her professional background includes healthcare administration, grant writing, and community relations. Ms. Gilbert most recently worked for a healthcare-related nonprofit focusing on workforce development in Chautauqua County.

“I’m very excited to bring my skills, experience, and energy to the City of Jamestown,” said Gilbert. “I love all the natural and professional resources available in the city and I can’t wait to work on projects that highlight all that there is to do here. I am also very thankful that I’ll get to enjoy all four seasons again,” she said. Originally a native of Jamestown, Ms. Gilbert worked in Arkansas, Arizona, and Wisconsin over the last 15 years before returning home two years ago with her partner Dr. Carrie Pawelski to pursue newly available job opportunities. Career advancement and family were the primary drivers to bring her back to her hometown.

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The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is a public-private partnership supporting downtown and neighborhood revitalization through stakeholder engagement, innovation, and reinvestment in the greater Jamestown, New York, area.