Faces of Milan

Sara Ford


After graduating from Addison Michigan High School 1969, Sara entered the USAF.

After her service in the USAF she attended college and started a Farmers Insurance Agency in Addison. She has been an insurance agent since 1976. The Milan, A 1 Ford Insurance Agency was the second agency she started from scratch, which is merged with Branch Insurance in 2008.

Sara came to Milan in 1999 when she worked as the office manager for Jones insurance. It didn’t take long before she became actively involved in the community, volunteering and serving on boards for various organizations. She has twice served as president of the Chamber of Commerce and the Milan Rotary Club. She also served as president of the Milan Area Historical Society. Sara has also served on boards for Milan’s Downtown Development Authority, Health Awareness, Ypsilanti Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Small Business Advisory of Washtenaw County.

While president of the Milan Chamber she became involved with the MotorCities Automotive Heritage Area, because of Milan’s Henry Ford Village Industry.

Sara is currently involved with the Henry Ford Heritage Association and serves as a docent at Fairlane Henry Ford mansion in Dearborn.  She also supports Friends of Sleeping Bear National Park, Adopt a Beach.

Sara says, “My heart has always been for the good of Milan!”

Photo Credit: Mary Kerkes

SPONSORED BY:   A1 Ford-Branch-Smith Insurance

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