An economist and former official with the Workers Compensation Board, Janet Burman has led organizations successfully through major transitions and through crisis, skills and experience we need in our mayor. 


Janet administered a 9 county district  at the Workers Compensation Board and was there during the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.  This was the largest workers comp related disaster in history. Members of Janet’s staff worked tirelessly on the coordinated response to the deaths and injuries and the resulting diseases of volunteers and first-responders. 


At S&P Global, Janet managed the market’s shift from main-frame computer timesharing to personal computers and assisted major corporations in navigating through dramatic swings in the oil & gas industry.

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Janet Burman’s career has spanned over 40 years in teaching, business, and government. In each of her roles she has set clear expectations for performance and made sure that students and employees had the training and tools to achieve their goals. Janet will appoint City department heads and managers who will lead using these same principles.  And she will guide us through the economic and social changes forced upon us by Covid-19.


Janet has been a regular presence in our community as a volunteer and a leader for numerous charitable organizations.  She has helped reduce infant mortality, increase children’s immunizations, raise awareness of domestic violence, expand after-school programs, decrease homelessness, fight hunger, provide arts programs for young people, enrich the lives of seniors, and worked on other issues.  As our mayor, Janet will draw on experience and connections to unite our city in tackling problems that government alone cannot solve.