FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2023
Mayor Noble Appoints Sara Pasti to Ward 1
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that he will appoint Sara Pasti to the Common Council as the Alderwoman for Ward 1, effective August 2, 2023.
“I am pleased to appoint Sara Pasti to the vacancy left by Barbara Hill’s recent resignation from the Council,” said Mayor Noble. “Because Sara is running unopposed in November’s election, she is clearly the right person to fill the seat. She has graciously accepted the position early, and will begin her term in August. I welcome Sara to the Council and very much look forward to working collaboratively with her.”
Common Council President Andrea Shaut said, “I am looking forward to welcoming Sara Pasti to the Common Council. I am confident that she will work hard for her Ward 1 constituents and all of Kingston. She brings dedication, an open mind, and a strong work ethic – qualities that are critical for a public servant – and with her experience in government, Ms. Pasti will be able to smoothly transition into the role.”
Pasti said, “I am pleased to step into this position so that the residents of Ward 1 will have representation on the Council between now and January 2024. While walking the ward this spring, I was able to meet many residents and to hear their concerns. I look forward to addressing their concerns when I assume my new position in August. I also look forward to continuing to walk the ward this summer and fall to meet other Ward 1 residents and to learn their questions and concerns.”
Pasti has lived in the Hudson Valley for over 20 years. She served as the co-chair of the Comprehensive Plan Committee in Beacon, NY, and served on the Beacon City Council for six years. From 2009-2019, Pasti served as the Neil C. Trager Director of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. She is currently a project manager and community organization consultant specializing in start-up projects, strategic planning, and institutional and capital project fundraising.