Office Number: 352-393-8203
Mobile Number: 352-316-6283
Quote of the Year: "If anyone ever tells you your dreams are silly, just remember there's a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle." ~ Unknown
Favorite Food: Fresh seafood
As Director of the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), Sarah Vidal-Finn leads redevelopment and economic development efforts in Gainesville’s urban core. Prior to becoming the Interim Director, Sarah was responsible for the operations of the Gainesville CRA, including overseeing budgeting and procurement and improving operational processes.
She also managed redevelopment projects and has successfully completed a single-family home urban infill project, a historic rehabilitation project and the development of a LEED Silver, mixed-use commercial building (now home to the CRA office and two start-up companies) and the redevelopment of Gainesville’s downtown Bo Diddley Community Plaza.
Prior to joining the Gainesville CRA, Sarah was the construction coordinator for the University of Florida Purchasing Services Department where she managed the university’s procurement and contract management for construction-related services for Facilities Planning & Construction, Physical Plant Department, Housing and the Institute of Food & Agricultural Services. She is also a licensed Florida Real Estate Sales Associate with a background in commercial real estate and development and a certified Housing Development Finance Professional by the National Development Council. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Florida.