District 1 - Sarah Lightner

  1. Commissioner Sarah Lightner represents District 1 (PDF) which is located within the townships of Rives, Tompkins, Parma, Springport, Sandstone and the Villages of Parma and Springport.

    Sarah currently lives in Springport with her husband David and their two young sons, Eli and Gavin. They maintain a small crop farm, custom hay baling and wrapping operation as well as, a Deer Processing business in the fall. She is a graduate of Springport High School (2000) and attended Lansing Community College for Paralegal Studies (2004). She has been a paralegal specializing in criminal defense and family law for over 9 years, and continues to freelance concurrently with being a newly elected Commissioner. Sarah along with her husband David has been, and continues to be actively involved with the Jackson County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Group and the Springport FFA Alumni and Boosters. She enjoys seeing new sights, playing softball and hunting in her free time.

    Sarah is committed to serving her constituents by being available to listen to their concerns, comments and praises of local government. She has a desire to gain a better understanding of local issues for her constituents and taking their concerns to the powers that be. Lastly, her motto is, "Good things come to those that wait; GREAT things come to those who work for it!"