Councillor, City of Victoria
Sarah Potts is a currently a City Councillor in Victoria, BC. She was first elected in 2018 under the banner of Together Victoria, an effort to support equity seeking candidates and to build a strong voice for affordability and inclusion in the City of Victoria. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Victoria where she studied Political Science and Human Dimensions of Climate Change. Her work experience in the field of poverty, homelessness, and the overdose epidemic has motivated her to advocate for diverse representation and the inclusion of lived experience in decision making. To this end she has established the City of Victoria’s first Peer-Informed Task Force to address issues of mental health, addictions, and homelessness. This work has led the City of Victoria to pilot a Peer Assisted Crisis Team, an alternative to policing mental health, addictions, and homelessness.