My name is Mandi Jo Hanneke and I’m running for an At-Large seat on Amherst’s very first Town Council. It’s an exciting time and I want to be a part of it.

I want to see Amherst thrive in all aspects of government-by involving more residents in decisions; by improving our infrastructure; and through responsible, coherent, and deliberate planning.

Explore this site to find out more about me and what I want to accomplish if I am elected.

After reading about me, I hope you’ll join my campaign. Find out ways to volunteer, and if you are motivated, you can support the campaign financially, too.

Let’s work together for a better Amherst for everyone.

I have never worked with anyone who possessed such a combination of brainpower, industriousness, collegiality, organization, attention to detail, independent thinking, adaptability and stamina. She has a knack for bringing people together and getting things done.
Nick Grabbe
Former Member, Amherst Charter Commission; Former Editor, Amherst Bulletin
Mandi Jo is a group process rockstar.  As vice chair of the Charter Commission she was universally admired by her fellow Commissioners (who didn't universally agree on much else!).  She is extremely hard-working, an empathetic listener, a thoughtful speaker, and she has a lawyer's attention to detail and process.  Most importantly, she brings people together to get work done.  The new Council would be off to a great start with her on it.
Andy Churchill
Former Chair, Amherst Charter Commission; Former Chair, Amherst School Committee