Supervisor Janet S. Clarke
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Janet S. Clarke was elected to represent the Blue Ridge District on the Board of Supervisors in November 2011 and served as Vice Chairman of the Board in 2012. She is a member of the Economic Development Committee and the Transportation/Land Use Committee. She represents the Board of Supervisors on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' (COG) Board of Directors and COG's Air Quality Committee, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, the Coalition of Loudoun Towns, and the Purcellville Urban Growth Area Policy Review Committee.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Interrelations from George Mason University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from George Washington University. She is also licensed to teach Business & Marketing in secondary schools.
She spent fifteen years in the technology field, including as a business development director for a large government contractor. She sold to government agencies, created partnerships for teaming arrangements as well as negotiated contracts and managed proposal efforts. She left the technology industry to pursue work in education and to expand her involvement in the community. She has spent eleven years working in the Loudoun County Public Schools central office, as well as in temporary teaching assignments.
In 2005, she established a Teen Center in Purcellville, and wrote a Youth Teen Activities Directory for western Loudoun teens. She served a three-year appointment to the Loudoun County Community Services Board, as well as a two-year appointment to the Purcellville Town Council, where she served on the Public Safety Committee, the Infrastructure Committee, and the Ways and Means Committee. She was appointed to the committee of three who successfully negotiated the resolution that led to getting Woodgrove High School built.
She has also been a member of numerous organizations and has decades of volunteer work, including starting and running a community-based English as a Second Language program and substance abuse and violence prevention programs. She has been the Program Director of Women and Men in Telecommunications, the Chair of the Community Organization for Prevention Education, held various positions in scouting, is a member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, the Purcellville Business and Professional Association, the Rotary Club, and the Farm Bureau. She was awarded “Rotarian of the Year” 2011 by the Rotary Club of Purcellville.
She grew up in Fairfax County and has lived in Loudoun County for over 15 years. She has been married to her husband Tom for 26 years and they have three children. Her oldest son is an adult, her daughter will be a senior in college this year, and her youngest son will be a sophomore in college this year.