Sophie Handford | Chair - Strategy, Operations & Finance Committee
Kāpiti Coast District Council

Sophie Handford, Chair - Strategy, Operations & Finance Committee, Kāpiti Coast District Council

Sophie Handford is a 22-year-old Councillor, activist from Kāpiti, New Zealand. Since a young age, Sophie has held the environment closely and always felt a strong connection to and need to protect this one planet we share. She founded School Strike 4 Climate in Aotearoa NZ and went on to coordinate the movement which mobilised 170,000 people across the country in September of 2019, united for climate justice. She then ran for Council at the age of 18 and was elected as one of Aotearoa’s youngest Councillors, onto the Kāpiti Coast District Council. She’s now chairing its Strategy, Operations and Finance Committee.

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