Meet the Treasurer
About Sarah Benatar
Sarah Benatar has been serving as Coconino County Treasurer since 2014, becoming the youngest County Treasurer in the State of Arizona.
Sarah dedicates herself to ensuring a better community for all citizens of Coconino County. As Treasurer, she focuses on ensuring taxpayer dollars are accounted for through strong fiscal responsibility, while maintaining a customer service oriented office. Since coming to office, she has received national recognition for innovation and efficiency in government finance and treasury management, speaking nationally with organizations such as Governing and being featured in white papers regarding financial best practices.
She proudly advocates for her community as an officer of the Arizona County Treasurer’s Association and as 1st Vice President of the Arizona Association of Counties (AACo). She is a voice for rural communities, advocating for her constituents by serving on the board of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), and as president of the National Association of Hispanic County Elected Officials (NAHCO). Sarah is an experienced professional in the public sector, having worked for United Way of Northern Arizona, the National Park Service, NASA, and DNA People’s Legal Services.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan. She is the only Treasurer in the state that holds the Certified Government Investment Professional (CGIP) certification. Additionally, she has completed legal coursework at the University of Oregon and holds a certificate in public finance from the University of Missouri. Sarah is the recipient of the IRS Community Service Leadership Award, Young Athena Award, and a fellow of the American Council of Young Political Leaders.
When not serving her community as Treasurer or volunteering with local nonprofits, Sarah can be found spending time with her family. She is the proud mother of a two year old daughter and a Bichon Frise.