Teresa Keng, Councilmember, District 1


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.

Working and creating jobs for the local community is necessary to the City of Fremont according to Councilmember Keng.  She has always had dreams and aspirations to own a restaurant, and in 2016 that dream became a reality. Councilmember Keng is the proud owner of her small restaurant business Milk & Honey Café. She has been proud to share authentic Taiwanese cuisine and culture with the broader Fremont 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. She wants to make local government more accessible, and as a resident, she shares her neighbors’ concerns regarding traffic congestion, public safety, and senior services. Councilmember Keng’s motivation for serving on City Council stems from her early life experiences volunteering for seniors and her firm conviction that local elected representatives must be held accountable for resident concerns.  

Aside from addressing community issues, she cares deeply about education and in particular, special needs and disability access for children.  She is the proud mother of two boys, both of whom are on the autism spectrum and enrolled in special day programs. 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.  Her hobbies include learning Hindi, Malayalam, and Italian.

Councilmember Keng is passionate about her local community, the same one in which she grew up and continues to call home. She graduated from Newark Memorial High school in 1993 and In 1997, she graduated with 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. She currently resides in North Fremont with her husband and two children.

Term Information

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

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