Proven Leadership

Public Service

  • Mayor of Palm Desert (2016-2017 & 2012-2013)
  • Palm Desert City Council (2010-present)
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)
  • Eastern Riverside County Programs & Projects Committee
  • Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, Executive Committee
  • California Council of Governments (CALCOG), Board of Directors
  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Regional Council
  • Southern California Association of Governments, Transportation Committee
  • Southern California Association of Governments, Executive Administration Committee
  • Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG), Transportation Committee
  • Coachella Valley Association of Governments, Executive Committee
  • Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP), Executive Committee
  • Coachella Valley Conservation Commission (representing Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington)
  • Palm Desert Marketing Committee, Council Liaison
  • Palm Desert Hotel & Signature Events Committee
  • El Paseo Business Improvement District, Council Liaison
  • University Planning and Development Committee
  • Senior Inspiration Awards Committee Chair (Riverside County Fourth District)
  • Palm Desert Youth Committee Liaison

Community Involvement

  • GirlFriend Factor, Board Member (a local organization dedicated to assisting local women, 25 years of age or better, attain an education and re-enter the work force.
  • College of The Desert Foundation, Academic Angels (past president)
  • Women's Leadership Forum
  • California Women Lead
  • Palm Desert High School Foundation (past president)
  • Leadership Coachella Valley
  • Friends of the Boys and Girls Club of the Coachella Valley
  • Palm Desert Rotary Club, Member
  • Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • McCallum Theatre, Board Member
  • Palm Springs Art Museum, Board Member

In the private sector, Jan works as the manager of a professional office building. Past work experience includes owning a golf equipment rental business in Palm Desert and working for six years at Indian Ridge Country Club as Director of Membership.