Teresa Keng, Councilmember, District 1

Biography


Councilmember Teresa Keng was first elected for a two-year term to represent North Fremont’s District 1 in 2018. She is the first Councilmember to represent North Fremont in 12 years. She was re-elected for a four-year term in 2020.

Councilmember Keng believes that working and creating jobs for the local community is necessary for the economic vitality of the City of Fremont. In 2016, Councilmember Keng opened Milk and Honey Cafe, her own small family restaurant business in Fremont. Since then, she has been proud to share authentic Taiwanese cuisine and culture with the broader community.

Cultural representation and inclusiveness are important and as a member of a multicultural family with roots in Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, China, and the United States, she serves as a bridge that embraces all Fremont residents. As your councilmember, Teresa wants to make local government more accessible, and as a resident, she shares her neighbors’ concerns regarding traffic congestion, public safety, and senior services. On City Council, Councilmember Keng has worked to create better partnerships between city hall and our schools and prioritized working with our local non-profit agencies to deliver free food and resources for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During her spare time, Councilmember Keng enjoys teaching and learning from others. Over the past 20 years, she has regularly taught English to seniors. Councilmember Keng also enjoys volunteering for her local PTA and the Fremont Rotary Club.  She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and in her free time is studying Spanish.

Councilmember Keng is passionate about the same community in which she grew up and continues to call home. She graduated from Newark Memorial High school in 1993 and In 1997, she received a B.A. in Business and Economics from UCLA.  In 2000, she obtained her M.S. in traditional Chinese medicine. Councilmember Keng is the proud wife of a Marine, arriving in a horse-drawn carriage to a dreamlike a procession, she said “Yes” to her husband Robert at the Palmdale Estates in Mission San Jose. Inspired by her two children who are both on the autism spectrum, Council Member Keng has been passionate about educational equity and fair school funding, particularly for those of special needs. Councilmember Keng is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Education Leadership at San Jose State University. Teresa and her family currently reside in North Fremont.


Term Information

  • Term Began: December 11, 2018
  • Term Expires: December 2024

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