George S. Hansel, 31, Keene
January 28. 2017 2:44AM
George S. Hansel, 31, of Keene is co-owner of Filtrine Manufacturing Company and an At-Large Keene City Councilor.
What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?
Jobs, jobs and jobs. Young professionals are savvy and will go where they have access to the best opportunities. Economic development and fostering a culture of entrepreneurship should be embraced and promoted by every Granite Stater.
What motivates you to give back to your community?
New Hampshire’s unique geography, traditions and politics allow for individual efforts in the community to have an outsized impact. It would be wasteful not to use that opportunity to give back to the city that I love and that my family has worked in for three generations.
What was your last major achievement?
Last major achievement: I contributed to the planning effort that secured a $4 million federal grant for Cheshire County to implement a “wrap-around” system of care for youth suffering from behavior health disorders.
Volunteer activities: Founder and director, Wellscape.org (a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides website development services to public health initiatives).