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.