Sarah Hamilton is proud to be City Councillor for Edmonton’s Ward 5. She serves as the Chair of Community & Public Services committee, and as council representative on REACH Council for Public Safety, The Edmonton Police Commission and The River Valley Alliance. She is also an advisor on Council’s Indigenous People’s strategy, the Arts and Culture initiative, and NextGen. She is also heading up the creation of a Design Initiative to enhance the function and aesthetics of City Spaces.
Sarah grew up in Lessard and graduated from the University of Alberta. She went on to received a Master of Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before returning home to Edmonton.
Prior to her election, Sarah worked as an educator, journalist, small business owner and in various public service-oriented roles in provincial and municipal government.
Sarah has spent much of her life steeped in volunteer work. Most recently, she served as the Marketing and Communications for the World Partnership Walk and was a board member for the Lessard Community League and Latitude 53, an artist-run art gallery here in Edmonton. Other organizations she has volunteered for include the YMCA and Fort Edmonton Park.
In her downtime, Sarah enjoys spending her time with family and friends. She does yoga regularly, is an avid consumer of local arts and culture, and as a former Chicago resident remains a die-hard Cubs fan. She enjoys hiking and cycling through Edmonton’s River Valley and familiarizing herself with the many hidden corners of the city.