Hope Cahan for Town Council
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Passion. Experience. Accountable.

About Hope

Hope was born in Oklahoma City, OK. Growing up, she moved to states where her parents worked and went to school, including Colorado, Arizona, Florida and St. Thomas, USVI. This exposure to new places and different cultures gave Hope a deep understanding of the complex ways that growth impacts communities and their environments. From a young age, Hope knew that her passion was to work with and on behalf of others.

After spending 20 years in Silicon Valley, Hope and her husband, James, a retired Deputy District Attorney, moved to Falmouth to raise their family (which includes their daughter and son, plus one cat, two dogs and two parakeets) in a close knit community with forward thinking neighbors, exceptional public schools and beautiful nature. When they arrived, Hope immediately knew it was the place she’d imagined raising their family. Now Hope would like to give back to Falmouth by contributing her experience to the Falmouth Town Council. 

When Hope sees a challenge, she steps up to solve it. Through her regional work with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Hope helped strengthen air quality regulations for a local refinery. The new regulations improved air quality and helped prevent the refinery from moving out of town, preserving local jobs. 

Hope also developed a deep understanding of smart planning during her five years on the San Jose Planning Commission. She soon became the strongest voice for the neighbors and the environment. Hope received a City Commendation for her work there, and at her final meeting, had representatives from the Audubon Society speak about her environmental advocacy and thoughtfulness. 

Hope also spent years working to improve safety in her community. During a rash of burglaries in her neighborhood, she organized a special meeting with the police department where residents learned how to set up their own neighborhood watch program. 

Hope was also a volunteer for a grassroots annual safety event, Safe From the Start, which distributed glow necklaces to children throughout San Jose so that they would be visible as they trick or treated in the dark on Halloween. When the organization lost its distribution center, Hope stored the glow sticks at her house and distributed them in the days leading up to the holiday.

Through her work with local and regional government, Hope has seen first hand how poor decisions can impact a community for generations. As a Falmouth Town Councilor, Hope will work to make smart decisions that will support schools, maintain the tax base and improve environmental protection. Her goal is to be a clear voice for residents.  


Elect Hope for Falmouth Town Council.


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