Welcoming Sara Patenaude


We are happy to welcome Sara Patenaude as the newest member of the Bleakly Advisory Group. Sara has been working with us on a part-time basis since August of 2017.

Prior to joining with Bleakly, Sara was an Economic Development Specialist with the City of Hapeville, where she gained experience with municipal affairs, budgetary analysis, research, and public involvement. 

Sara earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English from Northern Kentucky University before earning her Master's in History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She then was selected as an Urban Fellow with the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth at the Georgia State University College of Law. Sara is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Georgia State University, where she is in the final stages of a dissertation analyzing public housing planning, policy, and implementation in twentieth-century Baltimore.  She is also earning a graduate certificate in Planning and Economic Development through GSU’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. 

Sara’s background and skill set is both broad and focused in just the right areas to for her to fit in perfectly as part of the Bleakly Advisory Team. We are glad she is here.