I am running for Redmond City Council as a voice for everyone, but specifically the voices that are all too often not included in our traditional methods of engaging the community.
Community service has been a lifelong passion of mine. I find understanding the unique journey of individuals eliminates false assumptions and opens the door to connection, enabling all to work in a manner that honors each person.
I believe a city council member should work with everyone, regardless of political party. This allows me to facilitate the challenging conversations necessary to impact the lives of people in our community. As a volunteer, mother, and professional in the high-tech industry, I understand our community and will continue to listen.
As Human Services Commissioner, I worked to prioritize funding to ensure community members in need receive necessary support. I was also an active, early member of the Redmond PD Community Equity Action Team (CEAT) to advocate for the concerns of the BIPOC community. At Seattle Children’s, I led increasing the Diversity of the Family Advisory Council and was the only non-hospital employee included in the task force to update the hospital’s security policies to be more equitable.
The next four years will transform our city into a major transportation hub. I will work to ensure that we retain the unique charm of Redmond, while safely and equitably welcoming the new opportunities and diverse people this will bring.
I live in the Overlake neighborhood with my husband Colin, two children (with an older child living overseas), and rescue dogs Frodo and Winter.
- Redmond City Human Services Commissioner, Vice Chair
- Redmond PD Community Equity Action Team (CEAT)
- Seattle Children’s Hospital Family Advisory, Council Co-Chair
- Seattle Children's Hospital Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council (HEDI) member
- Right to Breathe Association, Leadership Team
- Microsoft, 22 years, Business Program Manager
- Microsoft, 6 years, Project Management Consultant
BA Theology and Management Information Systems, Ambassador University
Learn more about Janet's priorities for the City of Redmond.