Jack Hanson is the Executive Director of Run On Climate and a City Councilor in Burlington, Vermont with over a decade of experience fighting the climate crisis. Jack was a leader in the fossil fuel divestment movement while getting his undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont, where he graduated in 2016. In 2019, at age 24, Hanson ran for City Council, breaking record voter turnout by 35% and defeating an incumbent with 60% of the vote. He was re-elected unopposed in 2021. While on Council, Jack has led on numerous climate policies, including energy efficiency requirements for rental units, replacing parking spaces with bike lanes, and requirements for new buildings to heat renewably and support sustainable transportation among their tenants. Jack is also a pianist, singer, and songwriter, performing regularly in Vermont with Pontoon, Jack Hanson Vermont, Warm Water, and other local acts.