Hannah Naeger, local dentist and small business owner, is excited to announce that she is a candidate for Topeka City Council, District 6.

Born and raised in Topeka, Hannah has a long history of involvement in the community. She graduated from Topeka High School in 2008. Hannah went on to earn a bachelor’s degree with honors in chemistry in 2012 from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., then a doctorate of dental surgery in 2017 from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in Oklahoma City. She is especially thankful for these experiences, because receiving an education outside of Topeka gave Hannah the opportunity to experience life in cities undergoing revitalization and renewal of civic pride.

After graduating, Hannah returned to Topeka and invested directly in the community by purchasing Shunga Family Dental Care. She also became a homeowner in the 6th District. She also became more heavily involved at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC), where she has been a lifelong member.

Since her return to Topeka, Hannah has spent time knocking on doors to promote neighborhood events, was a graduating member of the 2018 Leadership Greater Topeka class, and is currently serving on the board of the Topeka Performing Arts Center (TPAC). She is part of the FUMC’s mission team, and enjoys singing with both her church choir and Shawnee Choral Society.

Living in other cities put into perspective the value of growing up with the supportive environment of the Topeka community. Hannah has a renewed appreciation for her hometown and wants to take an active role in securing its future by serving as the Councilperson for District 6.

Click here to see the story announcing my candidacy from the Topeka Capital-Journal.