Sarah McCarthy for Denver Clerk & Recorder

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A Denver neighborhood resident since 1980, Sarah McCarthy has 18 years of experience in executive administrative positions in local and state government.  The depth and variety of her experience, combined with her experience in complex government budget analysis and project administration, make her an excellent candidate for the managerial requirements of the position of Denver Clerk and Recorder.

Sarah also has decades of experience in dealing with voting and electoral process issues (fair elections, voter information, access issues for special populations, and voting methods and technology, including security issues) as a longtime member and officer of the Denver League of Women Voters. 

Sarah is not seeking this office as a platform to run for future elective office, but as an opportunity to put her three decades of experience in community, government and non-profit organizations leadership to work for the residents of Denver.

Sarah McCarthy On the Pacific beach, near Eco Venao, Panama, 2015 ”My favorite place when not in Denver.”

Sarah McCarthy
On the Pacific beach, near Eco Venao, Panama, 2015
”My favorite place when not in Denver.”


Denver is a city of neighborhoods.  Fair, accessible, and well-informed election processes that provide a voice for every neighborhood benefit all citizens and stakeholder groups in Denver.  Participation in elections is what binds Denver’s terrific neighborhoods together into the great city we know and appreciate.

The Clerk and Recorders Office is where Denver keeps track of its promises and commitments, including many of yours as well, such as mortgage filings and wedding licenses, to name only two.  It takes a complex of administrative tasks to keep these records and, more importantly, to keep them in a way that allows them to be easily accessible to the business community, Denver’s residents, and to other users of this information.  Sarah McCarthy has the experience to administer these functions and to monitor and increase their effectiveness.

Sarah’s business and non-profit project experience includes low-income housing development with her work as Acting Executive Director of Denver’s Habitat for Humanity in its formative years, work on the staff of the Uptown Partnership, and neighborhood/community development support as Executive Director of the Neighborhood Resource Center.

Sarah is a historic preservation consultant and business owner. Her historic preservation work has helped preserve historic school buildings, neighborhood historic character, and individual structures.  Fairhill and Co., her consulting firm, provides historic preservation consulting for private and public clients and information technology infrastructure consulting for governments, healthcare, schools, and community cultural organizations.  She is a Political Science graduate of the University of Delaware and has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver.  Sarah and her husband, Jerry, have two daughters who attended Denver public schools from ECE to 12th grade.

For more information, take a look at Sarah’s resume.

Experience and knowledge of Denver matters
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Sarah McCarthy is the author of “Denver’s Washington Park,”

A pictorial history of one of Denver’s favorite parks and neighborhoods.

The book is published in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series.


Denver is a city of neighborhoods and almost every neighborhood traces its identity and character to its local park, many of which are a legacy of the City Beautiful movement of the early 20th century and all of which have a history that binds their communities together, along with, in many cases, equally historic schools.

“Denver’s Washington Park” details the history of Washington Park from its earliest days when the Denver ditch brought the first water to what became the park and made the city’s tree lined streets possible.  The neighborhood that grew there, along with its proud park, was once known as the City of South Denver.  The rich history that follows, including the development of architecturally remarkable schools of the neighborhood — Lincoln Elementary, Steele Elementary, Byers Middle School, and South High School have made this book popular with long time residents and new home buyers.

Denver’s Washington Park  by Sarah O. McCarthy                    Available at the Denver Public Library                     DPL Call Number: 978.883 McCarthy

Denver’s Washington Park by Sarah O. McCarthy

Available at the Denver Public Library
DPL Call Number: 978.883 McCarthy