Sarah Trotman

Waitematā Local Board Member

Elected to the board in 2019 and rated the most effective Waitematā Local Board member by Keith McConnell, independent campaigner for quality governance, I’ve been a strong advocate, ensuring core services and infrastructure are delivered with intergenerational sustainability and value to ratepayers.

I lived locally for 20+ years (Auckland Central, Western Springs, Ponsonby, Herne Bay); my children attended Marist Herne Bay and Ponsonby Intermediate.

I’m an effective business leader, Director and celebrant, grounded in community. I previously worked to develop solutions to end homelessness in the CBD.

Recognised with a Queen’s honour for services to business and community, I’ve demonstrated my ability for robust discussion, keeping organisations accountable, and ensuring projects are delivered on-time, within budget.

Alongside your C&R team, I’ll continue calling out misinformation and disregard of resident opinions. I believe in authentic consultation, limited bureaucracy, and keeping local government local.