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Ten Questions for... Sarah Ford

Posted By: Kenneth R. Wilson · 4/25/2011 9:38:00 AM
Name: Sarah Ford
Age: 28
Neighborhood: Buckhead
Occupation: Development Director, Covenant Community, Inc.

1. How long have you lived in Atlanta?
It does not seem possible, but I’ve lived here ten years!  I grew up in a tiny town in the mountains of North Carolina and moved to Decatur in 2001 to attend Agnes Scott.  I liked the area so much that I decided to stay.
 
2. In one sentence, what’s the best thing about your job?
I witness life transformations on a daily basis and help provide hope to those who are most in need.

3. What’s one thing that’s changed about the city that you wish hadn’t?
Heavier traffic.

4. What phone app can’t you live without?
None that I cannot live without. But I frequently use Weather Channel Mobile and Open Table.

5. 404, 770, or 678?
404!

6. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, WSB-TV, or Twitter?
I have to admit that I do not own a television! But when I do access news, (mobile web, etc) it is always CNN.
 
7. Best spot for a business lunch?
Canoe. It is so lovely! But it is also conducive to great/productive conversation and is consistently fantastic.
 
8. What’s your commute like?
Usually 10-15 minutes, depending on the route.

9. What’s the city’s worst enemy?
Traffic, but I think it stems from a lack of viable options for public transit.
 
10. In one sentence, describe your vision of Atlanta in a decade from now.
I envision our city as an international hub, providing a wealth of opportunities to those who call Atlanta “home.”  I also anticipate the presence of an expansive public transit system and thriving economy.

Bonus: Is there anything else you think we should know or would find interesting?
I am tri-lingual. I also helped establish two libraries in Kenya last year.  I love to sing and am classically trained in piano.
 
 
Photo by Teresa Penley Sheppard.
 
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