JoBeth Hamon was elected on Feb. 12, 2019 to serve Oklahoma City's Ward 6. She is the 11th woman to serve on the Oklahoma City Council.
Growing up in Washington State and Oregon, Councilwoman Hamon moved to Oklahoma for college and graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2012, where she received her degree in Family & Community Services. After graduating, she decided to continue exploring public service and joined the Episcopal Service Corps in Chicago. During her time in Chicago, she cultivated her passion for service while working at a shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness and advocating for hunger relief with the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Since moving to Oklahoma City in 2014, Councilwoman Hamon has worked at Mental Health Association Oklahoma. As the Education Coordinator, she coordinates the Zarrow Mental Health Symposium, the largest mental health conference in the region. Additionally, she facilitates suicide prevention training programs for community groups. She lives without a car, choosing to navigate the city solely on her bike and the city’s EMBARK bus system. She also volunteers for and serves on the board for CommonWealth Urban Farms, a local urban farm dedicated to sustainability and providing alternative uses for empty lots in Oklahoma City. Councilwoman Hamon lives in downtown Oklahoma City with her partner Marty and their dog DJ.