Born in London, England, Sandra Hames has lived in Brampton (Bramalea) since 1969.
Sandra was first elected in 1991to represent the residents of Ward 11 as a City Councillor, and in 2010, Sandra was re-elected City Councillor for Wards 7 and 8. In addition, Brampton City Council elected Sandra to represent Brampton at the Region of Peel, as the City’s additional Regional Councillor, for the 2010-2014 term.
On Brampton City Council, Sandra is currently the Vice Chair of Economic Development and Communications and Chair of the Citizen Awards. She has also served as Chair of Economic Development, Chair of Community Services and Chair of Emergency Planning.
On City Council, Sandra is currently a member of the Accessibility Advisory Committee, Brampton Arts Council, Flower City Strategy Committee, Brampton Soccer Advisory Committee, Brampton Cricket Advisory Committee, Brampton Public Library Board, Brampton Safe City Association, Brampton Senior Citizens Council, Brampton Sports Alliance, Brampton Sports Hall of Fame, Flower City Strategy Committee, Korea Veterans Wall of Remembrance, Soccer Advisory Committee, Taxicab Advisory Committee and the United Way of Peel. Sandra is also a Board Member for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).
On Regional Council, Sandra is currently a member of the Peel Housing Corporation, Emergency and Protective Services Committee, Accessibility Advisory Committee, Vice Chair -Emergency Management Committee, Community Investment Committee, Grants Ad Hoc Committee, Intergovernmental Relations Committee and the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults.
In 1995, Sandra received a City of Brampton Civic Award for long-term community involvement. In 2002, she received a Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal and in 2013, the Diamond Jubilee medal for Community Service. The Chinguacousy Curling Club recognized Councillor Hames with the Marv White Award. The Chinguacousy Figure Skating Club also recognized Sandra by making her a lifetime member.
Sandra is married to Peter and they have raised their three children, Tracey, Mathew and Simon, in Brampton.