About Sahara

About Sahara Hayes

Sahara Hayes is a lifelong Utah resident, and has lived in District 32 for over 20 years. As a member of the Millcreek Community Council, she is aware of the interests and issues that impact the daily lives of residents. Through her work on the Council she has gotten to know residents, and the concerns and challenges they face.

After graduating from Westminster College, Sahara earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Utah. She currently serves the public as a grant specialist for West Valley City’s Division of Arts and Culture, where she advocates for free and accessible arts programming for residents. This, combined with prior work in the non-profit sector, has led to a deep appreciation of the needs of different communities and the opportunities for government to fulfill them. 
Sahara currently serves on the board of directors for the Utah Cultural Celebration Center Foundation, and is the Events Subcommittee Chair for the Millcreek Community Council. She is an avid reader, hiker, and knitter, and in non-pandemic times might be found performing at local festivals on a trapeze. She lives in Millcreek with her partner, Lily, and a small pack of beloved pets.