Santa Fe County Commissioner for District 2
Commissioner Hansen has been an active resident of New Mexico for over 45 years. She earned a Master of Art degree in photography with a minor in art history and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of New Mexico. Commissioner Hansen started a design and consulting business in 1984 and later served as Director of Community Building and Development for Oshara Village, a sustainable village near Santa Fe Community College. In 2009, as art director, she helped establish Green Fire Times, a monthly newspaper with a focus on sustainability.
Commissioner Hansen is passionate about sustainability and committed to establishing connections between constituents and County resources. She currently serves on the following boards: Metropolitan Planning Organization, Buckman Direct Diversion, Santa Fe County Housing Authority, Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Authority, the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, the Santa Fe County Audit Committee, and as a constituent, she serves on the City of Santa Fe River Commission.
Commissioner Hansen served on numerous local boards including New Mexico State Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (2003-2009, Chair 2003-2006), Chair of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (1999-2004) and the City of Santa Fe’s Parks and Open Spaces Advisory Commission (2007-2015).