Gayatri is a business leader and a proud mother of two. She and her husband Ryan are raising their family in Bentonville, AR where Agnew is running for City Council. She is a lifelong advocate for opportunity and seeks to build a strong community through all she does. She is an advocate for smart growth and building an inclusive and welcoming community. She was raised by a strong and resilient single mom and grew up in subsidized housing. She knows firsthand the 'power of place' the importance of family and its impact on opportunity. As Bentonville continues to grow, she wants to ensure all families feel included.
Gayatri serves on Bentonville’s Complete Count Committee which works to increase the area’s response to the 2020 Census and is a proud and active member of the Scott Family Amazeum and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and a frequent visitor to her community's many parks and trails. She has also served on the Development Committee for Helen Walton Children’s Enrichment Center. Gayatri was among the wave of working moms who ran for public office in 2018 during which Agnew successfully petitioned the Arkansas State ethics commission to allow candidates to use campaign funds to cover campaign-related childcare. She understands how critical childcare is for working families and pledges to work with small businesses to expand access to high-quality early learning opportunities. She serves on the Advisory Board for Vote Mama Foundation and as an Advisory for the Skill-Up Coalition.