Councillor Sarah Free

Motukairangi/Eastern Ward

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Sarah Free

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Sarah was first elected as a Motukairangi/Eastern Ward councillor in 2013 and served as Deputy Mayor from 2019-2022. In her time on Council, she has held the portfolio for community infrastructure (including during the planning stages of Johnsonville's Waitohi Library) and the portfolio for walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure. She has also chaired the Council's Grants Subcommittee and served as a trustee on the Wellington Zoo board. 

This triennium she been appointed as Chair of the Regulatory Process Committee and the councillor representative to the Pacific Advisory Group. 

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Masters in Public Health. She has also recently completed the RMA commissioner training. 

In her spare time Sarah enjoys Scottish country dancing, gardening, outdoor adventures- and spending time with her husband Ross, their three adult children and extended families.

Committee membership

Committee Position
Te Kaunihera o Pōneke | Council Member
Kōrau Tōtōpū | Long-term Plan, Finance, and Performance Committee Member
Koata Hātepe | Regulatory Processes Committee Chair
Kōrau Tūāpapa | Environment and Infrastructure Committee Member
Kōrau Mātinitini | Social, Cultural, and Economic Committee Member

External appointments

Appointment Position
Local Government New Zealand Zone 4 Member
Pacific Advisory Group Member
Safe and Sustainable Transport Forum Alternate