Hi, my name is Hanan Amer
WHERE I COME FROM
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Benghazi, Libya. Libya is in North Africa, so I’m Arabic, African, and American! I moved to Auburn in 2008 and married my amazing husband who has been living in Auburn since the 90s. We raised our two beautiful children here in this amazing community and they graduated from Auburn High School. Go Trojans!
A THRIVING CAREER
Graduating from Benghazi University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, I have had an honor building my career here in this community working for many years at a large Aerospace Company.
Although I was extremely lonely when I first moved here, having no friends yet, I signed up for a class at the Auburn Senior Citizen’s Center titled “How to Write Your Life Story”.
A classmate introduced me to volunteering. I took initiative and began investing in the community wherever I could and have been doing so for the past 13 years. At the Auburn Food Bank, White River Valley Museum, United Way, Girl Scouts both the Auburn and Muckleshoot libraries and even our incredible Auburn police doing clerical work so officers can focus on keeping you safe.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
It's amazing the difference you can make when you help someone else. I obviously am no longer lonely but I get to help make this community safer, more vibrant, and as inclusive as ever.
This year marks 34 years of volunteering with the Girl Scouts and was recently awarded the Girl Scout Honor pin for outstanding service in Girl Scouts of Western Washington. I earned both Bronze and Gold
President’s Service volunteer awards for my efforts with United Way.
In 2022, I was appointed by City of Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus, and approved by the city council, to serve on the City of Auburn Planning Commission to help Auburn better plan for the future. I have also had the privilege to serve on the Diversity Council here in Auburn.
When I am not working, being a wife, a mom or volunteering, I love to spend time with my bow and arrows doing some archery. I am a certified Level II USA archery instructor for the Girl Scouts. So I may not always wear bows but I do shoot them.
I love this city and look forward to serving you further as your Auburn City Council-member.