Sheriff Sadie Darnell: Spirit of Gainesville nominee

Published: Monday, September 10, 2012 at 5:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, September 10, 2012 at 5:05 p.m.

Beyond the fabulous job she does as our Sheriff, Sadie Darnell gives her time and dollars to tirelessly support the needs of citizens in our community. As the founding chair of the Alachua County Children's Alliance, and current board member, Sadie's vision of improvement for children and families in our community has been steadfast since the group's inception over four years ago. Sadie gives dozens of hours each month in service to the nonprofit community through the board of director and other volunteer roles in which she serves. She is a tireless advocate for those without a voice and is involved with dozens of charitable groups. Her leadership increases protection for the most vulnerable in our community through innovative engagement such as implementation of the LAP (Domestic Violence Lethality Program), Crisis Intervention Training for her team at ASO and many others.


Sheriff Sadie Darnell


Category: Community Service

About Sheriff Sadie Darnell

Occupation: Sheriff Alachua County

Years in Gainesville: Lifelong

As a lifelong resident, she cares deeply about our community and its residents. The entire community benefits from Sadie's leadership and participation, but the at-risk and most vulnerable populations are truly safer and have more potential for a positive outcome through her advocacy, leadership and involvement. She is knowledgeable and has really made a difference in the area of community strategic planning, safety for children and families, and is a magnificent example of a true public servant leader.

Submitted by Debbie Mason

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