sipiwiyiniwak Ward Councillor

Profile for City of Edmonton sipiwiyiniwak Ward Councillor.

Sarah Hamilton is proud to be councillor for Edmonton’s Ward sipiwiyiniwak. She currently sits as the City of Edmonton representative on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors, as one of two Council-appointed Commissioners on the Edmonton Police Commission, and serves as the current Chair of the Urban Planning Committee. She is in her second term on Edmonton City Council, having served as the representative for Ward 5 from 2017-2021.

Sarah grew up in west Edmonton and graduated from the University of Alberta. She went on to receive a Master of Arts Degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before returning home to Edmonton.

Prior to becoming a councillor, Sarah worked as an adjunct professor of media and communications, a freelance journalist, and the owner and operator of a communications and public relations firm working with several non-profit businesses throughout Edmonton. She has also held various public service-oriented roles in provincial and municipal government.

Sarah spent much of her life active in her community through volunteer work. Prior to her election, she volunteered with the World Partnership Walk, the Lessard Community League and Latitude 53. 

In her downtime, Sarah enjoys spending her time with family and friends, including her partner Nick and son August.  She is an avid consumer of local arts and culture and remains a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. She enjoys hiking, cycling and paddling through Edmonton’s River Valley and discovering the many hidden corners of the city.

Sarah is passionate about Edmonton and its potential to grow, thrive, and influence. She considers Edmonton one of the most forward-thinking cities in Canada — with some of the best prospects for continued and sustainable growth — and continues to make that known.

Ward Name Origin

Indigenous language of origin: Enoch Cree
Name Meaning: References the people of the Enoch Cree Nation being River Cree.


Pronunciation: SEE-PEE-WIN-EE-WOK