On The Brink | Sarrah Storey | Episode #83

In 2006 Sarrah made the Village of Fraser Lake in North Central BC her home after a lengthy stay in Prince George BC for almost 24 years.

Sarrah has a background in Business and Marketing and landed a role in her 20’s as the manager of recreation for a municipality which started her on her journey in municipal politics.

In 2018 as a Municipal Councillor, Sarrah started departing her many other jobs to run for Mayor. She was employed with the College of New Caledonia as the Community Adult Literacy Program Coordinator, Executive Director for the Better at Home Program Rural & Remote Pilot Project and was the Nechako Literacy Coordinator through Decoda.

Currently she works for United Way BC and in a unique role as a Regional Community Developer under Population Health oversees the Healthy Aging Programs in the North that help seniors age in place.

Sarrah believes in supporting activities that provide opportunities for social development, wellness and mental health as well as those that contribute to making the communities of BC an even better place to live.

In her spare time Sarrah is an active volunteer and enjoy’s coordinating events for many projects, and in 2013 co-founded the Autumn Services Seniors Centre which is a registered charity and also created a food share program, she dubbed the centre a Community Social and Service Centre so all ages could work on social isolation and support older adults aging and community wellness together.

Sarrah has served 3 terms on the Village of Fraser Lake Council. In November of 2018 she was elected as Mayor of the Village of Fraser Lake and was acclaimed again as Mayor in 2022.
Sarrah serves as director on the
Regional district Bulkley Nechako and is currently serving as director with the Union Of British Columbia Municipalities for her 3rd year. She served on the North Central Local Government Association for 5 years including as president in 2020 and is back on NCLGA as an appointee this year for year 6. Sarrah was also just made president of the Northern Medical Programs Trust and Serves on the Northern Development Initiative Trust.

For fun, Sarrah thoroughly enjoys the outdoors, as an avid outdoors woman who loves hunting, golfing, fishing, kayaking, rock collecting and organizing and playing in slow-pitch tournaments and volunteering her time teaching the youth how to play ball.

Sarrah believes it takes doing more than your share to make a community healthy, vibrant and strong and wants to leave the world better than she found it, making sure her children and the future generations have a great BC to grow up in.

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