Project Description

Subject Matter Expert

Sara Daines is a Subject Matter Expert in the Housing and Community Development practice area, providing technical assistance and support to Cloudburst’s state and local clients.

Ms. Daines has over 30 years of community development experience, working with local governmental entities to address their unique, affordable housing, and economic development challenges. She worked to clarify their needs, identify opportunities, and develop creative solutions that were strategic and pragmatic. Before joining the Cloudburst Group, she provided direct services while serving in leadership and management roles for communities in Iowa, Maryland, and Minnesota.

Ms. Daines has an M.A. in Historic and Economic Geography from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Urban and Regional Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has earned recognition as a Certified Public Manager from George Washington University and the Institute for Regional Excellence in Washington D.C.

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In Her Own Words

“Everyone should have a voice in identifying the needs of their community and an opportunity to participate in the exploration of policies and programs developed in response to those needs. The process can be challenging, but only with their input can real change be realized. ”