Sarah Martik

Sarah joined the CCJ team as a Community Organizer in 2017 after previous work in performing arts and foreign language education, and became our Executive Director in 2023. A resident of Coal Center, PA, she is excited to work on issues related to legacy coal mining and the connection between the Appalachian petrochemical buildout and increases in fracking in southwestern PA communities like hers. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Policy but often says that her undergraduate degree in Theatre from the California University of Pennsylvania has been more useful in her work than anything else (ask her why sometimes!). When she is not working, Sarah loves spending time with her fiancé, niece, and nephews, and going on walks with her "fur kid" Lucy.

Contact Sarah at smartik@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org.

Blog Posts by Sarah Martik

12th Annual DRYerson Festival

By Sarah Martik | June 14, 2018

California Borough Holding Public Hearing on New Fracking Ordinance

By Sarah Martik | June 5, 2018

California Borough, a municipality in Washington County situated along the Monongahela River, will hold a public hearing for their new draft zoning ordinance on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 5:30 pm in the Municipal Building. Sections 407 and 421 address compressor stations and unconventional gas wells. There is currently no active drilling within the Borough – […]

Meet Our Summer Interns: Nick and Maura!

By Sarah Martik | May 16, 2018

Thank You for Wigle-ing With Us!

By Sarah Martik | May 11, 2018

Ordinance Struggles in the Mon Valley

By Sarah Martik | April 16, 2018

Community Members Question New Mining Permit

By Sarah Martik | April 13, 2018
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