Sara S. Orton

President, Board Member

Ms. Orton is a cultural resource specialist who brings to The Urban Conservancy a wealth of knowledge with regard to cultural and community resources and land use planning. She has worked in a variety of environments managing, writing, designing, researching, and reviewing planning and technical reports for multiple purposes, including local government planning, large-scale transportation projects, preservation planning and disaster recovery.

Furthermore, she has demonstrated her passionate commitment to New Orleans at the neighborhood level. She served on the board of the St. Roch neighborhood organization for many years, was a board member at the Louisiana Landmarks Society for 5 years, where she was the chair of the Advocacy Committee and was one of the founders of the New Orleans Nine Most Endangered program. She is a volunteer at WRBH radio in New Orleans and a member of numerous local and national preservation and planning organizations.