Lowry Joins CFMV to Run Healthy Community Partnership

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has added Sarah Lowry to its staff as director of the Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley, a new position created to advance the work of the partnership.

The Healthy Community Partnership  is a collaboration formalized last year with a long-term goal to improve health outcomes in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, Lowry is responsible for the growth of the partnership as it works to create equitable opportunities for health in the region. She will facilitate and further develop action teams around the group’s three priority areas — healthy food retail, active transportation and parks and green spaces — while serving as the partnership’s primary fundraiser and ambassador.

“When I first heard about the Healthy Community Partnership position, I felt it was a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity to use the skills and knowledge I acquired while working for Sen. Brown to make a positive impact in my backyard,” Lowry said. “I grew up, received a top-notch education, and started my career in the Mahoning Valley, and I’m excited to work with HCP partners to make the Valley a place everyone can be proud of to live, work, and play.”

In her most recent position as Northeast Ohio regional representative for U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Lowry initiated and managed projects, such as the Summer Manufacturing Institute with Oh Wow!, YWCA of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition. In addition, her role included connecting nonprofits, businesses and local governments with federal resources and support.

Lowry received a master’s degree in American Studies and bachelor’s in English and linguistics, both from Youngstown State University. She recently served as trustee for the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown and volunteers on committees for City Club of the Mahoning Valley and YWCA of Youngstown.

She began her work Feb. 21 with the Community Foundation, and can be reached at slowry@cfmv.org or 330 743 5555.

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley administers combined assets of more than $63 million. It is the only local foundation with certification from the Community Foundation National Standards Board.

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