Lough has served on the DSCA and Rosemary District Association boards and has been active in city matters including new park planning, advocacy for enhanced walkability, more canopy trees, and better zoning. Over the last year he also has helped city staff analyze COVID-19 cases specific to City of Sarasota zip codes. Currently he is working with the Downtown Friends of the Orchestra on efforts to encourage the Sarasota Orchestra to build their new music facilities downtown.
Lough and his wife Martha are full-time Rosemary District residents. Lough spent his working career at consumer product companies in the product marketing management field, later moving to work in international business development. As part of his work experiences, he has held general manager positions in England, Germany and Canada.
Lough says, “as someone who has gotten into community service later in life, I’ve realized one of my personal goals in a post-pandemic world is to contribute to helping Sarasota grow as an even more vital, engaged and connected City. Going forward in accomplishing a shared vision I would like to get us all to commit to honoring our historical roots, including to our art community.”