Sarah Swedburg

Director, Willmar Main Street

Session: Artists on Main Street: A Model for Creative Community Development (Friday, 3:45 – 5:00pm)

Sarah Swedburg is the Director of the Willmar Main Street program in Southwest Minnesota. This is her first year with a Main Street program, and comes from a background in human geography and City Planning, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from Bemidji State University. During post-colonial land rights research in rural Kenya, she found a love for working with people and sharing their stories. Her favorite aspect running Willmar Main Street is capturing the unique community and helping locals realize and celebrate their numerous existing assets.