A fourth-generation member of a Trenton newspaper family, Sally Lane worked as an editor and columnist at the city’s two newspapers for 19 years. As an advocate for the importance of the city’s rich history, she was asked by Capital City Redevelopment Corp. to design a plan for tourism development in 1990. She served as director of the nonprofit Trenton Convention & Visitors Bureau for 14 years before joining the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in 2004, on the staff of the Assistant Commissioner for Natural and Historic Resources. In 2014, she left NJDEP to become Director of Special Projects, Office of the President, at Thomas Edison State College, overseeing creation of the school’s archives until her retirement five years later. She is a founding member of the Crossroads board (2002-2013), which she rejoined in 2015. She also serves on the executive committees of the New Jersey State Museum Foundation, Trenton Historical Society, and Potteries of Trenton Society, and as a board member of the Advocates for New Jersey History.