Hannah Gay Keao
Hannah has spent her career serving marginalized populations, from her first days as an eighth grade language arts teacher on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. After giving birth to her first child in the height of the Covid pandemic, she decided it was time to enter public service and further support working moms and families like hers.
In April 2021, she was the only woman among five applicants for a vacancy on Edgewater, Colorado’s City Council, and was approved unanimously by existing Councilmembers for the appointment. She is running to keep her seat in November 2021’s election, and is using her campaign as a tool to increase voter turnout and engagement in local politics.
In office, she is focused on supporting residents, families, and local businesses through the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic, addressing other supports and services for working families, pushing toward more affordable housing accessibility and tenant support, and doing all she can to build a more equitable and sustainable future for the children in her community.
Hannah is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and is the founder and owner of a strategy consulting practice serving nonprofits and mission-driven businesses.