About Jan

Jan Devereux is Cambridge’s Vice Mayor for the 2018-19 term. She is serving her second term on the Cambridge (MA) City Council, having been the only non-incumbent to win a seat in the November 2015 election and re-elected in 2017. All nine city councillors serve at-large for two-year terms. The councillors choose who will serve as mayor and vice mayor each term.

Jan’s City Council Committee Assignments (2018-2019):

Government Operations, Rules, and Claims (Chair)
Transportation and Public Utilities (Chair)
Health and Environment (Co-Chair)
Finance*
Ordinance*
Housing
Human Services and Veterans
Civic Unity
Public Safety
*committees of the whole

Jan served on the Coordinating Council for Children, Youth and Families (aka “The Kids’ Council”), and was a mentor for the Girls Only Leadership Development (GOLD) program co-sponsored by Mayor Simmons and the YWCA.

A resident of the Huron Village neighborhood of West Cambridge, Jan moved to Cambridge in 1993, having lived and worked in Manhattan and Paris prior. A former marketing communications professional and neighborhood activist, Jan is now a full-time public servant. She is the mother of three grown children, and her husband, Peter C. Johnson, is a former singer-songwriter who now works as a substance abuse counselor. Jan studied English literature at Princeton University and earned an MBA from Columbia University.

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Jan Devereux
City Councillor
Cambridge, MA