Jan Devereux is a first-term City Councillor in Cambridge, MA. She was elected in 2015 as the only new councillor and one of only two women on the nine-member council. Since taking office, Jan has worked full-time to make Cambridge more affordable, livable, and responsive. Before running for council, Jan founded the Fresh Pond Residents Alliance to address her neighborhood’s concerns and make sure her community’s voice was heard in projects and issues affecting their everyday lives. She ran because she found a political environment that lacked transparency and accountability and she strives to be the type kind of thoughtful, engaged leader she hoped for as a resident. Jan is running for re-election to continue building on the progress she’s made in the her first term to keep Cambridge a diverse, sustainable, and affordable place to live.
Jan holds a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia University and is the mother of three grown children.