"We need to bring balance back to City Hall. Vancouverites want a team that works together to get things done. We're focused on taking action on the issues that matter most to people; housing, public safety and affordability."
With a flair for public service and an eye for infrastructure, Sarah has dedicated herself to improving the city's quality of life through its architectural framework and tourist potential.
Sarah Kirby-Yung was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2018. Previously serving as a Commissioner and Chair of the Vancouver Park Board.
Sarah has spent her entire career working to improve and promote our city. During her time on council, Sarah has focused on achieving meaningful action on housing affordability, public space enhancement, and support for small businesses.
In 2020, Sarah championed the creation of pop-up plazas, patio extensions, and patios for craft breweries and distilleries for the first time, as well as events like the Granville Street Promenade. Her work helped small businesses remain open during the pandemic and improved quality of life for Vancouverites, resulting in a more vibrant city.
On Council, Sarah has consistently voted to address the supply challenges that drive Vancouver’s housing shortage, as well as pushing for permitting reform and improvements, helping provide a greater diversity of housing in our city.
Outside of politics Sarah’s professional background is in marketing and communications for the tourism and hospitality sector. She has held senior executive roles with Destination Vancouver, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, and Coast Hotels. Sarah played a key role in bringing the 2010 Olympic Winter Games to Vancouver by developing the winning strategy for the ‘Yes’ side of the city’s plebiscite.
Sarah and her husband Terry live in the Oakridge neighbourhood.