Sarah Lucas has been a practicing planner in Northwest Michigan for twenty years, working at both the county and regional level. As the Community Development Director at Networks Northwest, Sarah led regional and statewide housing policy research, education/outreach, and partnership initiatives. Now, in her role at Housing North, she’s working across sectors to support developers and communities that are taking action on housing needs and solutions – by driving policy change, new development, and innovative partnerships.


Sarah serves on local and statewide boards including the Michigan Association of Planners Board of Directors, Fair Housing Center of West Michigan, and the Traverse City Housing Commission. She’s certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners, with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Michigan University.


SARAH LUCAS, AICP, Executive Director