Deputy Director, Arizona Parks and Trails
Sarah Rose Webber is the Deputy Director of Arizona Parks and Trails, the state agency that oversees, preserves, and protects over 33 state parks and natural areas, and includes the State Trails Program, the State Historic Preservation Office, outdoor-related grant programs, and statewide outdoor recreation planning.
Prior to this position, Sarah served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the State of Arizona under Governor Ducey. In that role, she managed the governor’s cabinet and oversaw all state agency operations. She also served as the State Infrastructure Coordinator for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation and Director of the Government Transformation Office while COO.
Sarah earned her master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Southern Utah University. Sarah previously worked at a rural shelter.
Sarah currently serves as a Trustee on the Arizona Retirement System Board and as a board member of the Phoenix Theater Company. She is a member of the 2023/24 Arizona Forward Emerging Sustainability Leaders cohort. Sarah recently was selected to serve on the CAZA Steering Committee and National Forest Fund Northern Arizona Forest Fund Advisory Council.
Sarah has a great love for Arizona’s diverse ecosystems and enjoys hiking, running, rock climbing, mountain biking, camping, backpacking, triathlon and all activities outdoors. Sarah is a certified yoga instructor and she enjoys teaching yoga at nonprofits and outdoor nature spaces in her spare time.