JANET STEVENS BIO
MEET JANET STEVENS – AN EXPERIENCED LEADER WORKING FOR AND DELIVERING RESULTS FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE AND DISTRICT 3 RESIDENTS
Executive Councilor Janet Stevens was sworn into office on January 7, 2021, to represent the 266,000 constituents residing in District Three’s 32 towns and cities.
Her commitment to serving, advocating, and protecting the public includes not only her District Three constituents, but all residents of the State of New Hampshire. Her record of accomplishments to date, exemplify her work ethic and dedication to enhancing the lives of her constituents and all Granite Staters. Several major accomplishments have included:
- The acceptance and expenditure approval of $1.1 billion dollars of federal COVID-19 relief funds.
- The Delivery of more than $39.2 million in American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (LFRF) to District 3 including $12.8 million to the city of Portsmouth.
- The securing of $655 million for District Three’s infrastructure which includes fully funding 63 separate road, bridge, active transportation, and airport improvement projects.
- The creation of more than 240 state contracts, in excess of $174 million, awarded to District 3 municipalities, non-profits, and businesses.
- The honor of proudly and properly vetting judicial branch and state agency nominees including New Hampshire’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, NH’s Attorney General, and Commissioners of State Agencies.
- Championing the $100 million InvestNH program to strengthen the New Hampshire economy and to develop housing for our next generation of workers.
- The successful fight for and securing expanded access to healthcare services – including $73.4 million for Hampstead Hospital.
- The championing of educational choices and advancements of all students in the Granite State whether they choose to attend public school, private school, charter school, or to be homeschooled.
- Proud advocacy for Senior Citizens – by generating $1.1 million in one meeting alone – and the expansion of services for Granite State veterans through vocal support of the Veterans Campus.
Her level of commitment to constituent services has been described as “unrivaled”. Throughout the pandemic she assisted senior citizens and veterans in helping provide access to COVID vaccines following denial of access, as well as assisting municipal leaders in utilizing federal relief funding and the myriad of state loan and grant programs. Furthermore, Janet assisted behavioral health care providers through negotiating and preventing a 20% drop in reimbursements, as well as helping families in the fight to re-gain access to public schools. Janet proudly stood with the Pease Greeters in helping them resume their duties in greeting American military flights returning to the U.S. via Pease International Airport.
For more than 29 years, Executive Councilor Stevens has served New Hampshire residents as a gubernatorial appointee, non-profit steward, municipal government leader and small business owner. She has served on non-profit boards representing health, education, preservation, and performing arts since 1992, including AIDS Response Seacoast, Strawbery Banke Museum, Prescott Park Arts Festival, and The Music Hall. As a gubernatorial appointee, Councilor Stevens served on the Board of Mental Health Practices and the Investigation of the Seacoast Cancer Cluster.
Janet and her husband Bob have been Seacoast residents for 30 years. They have 2 grown children and 2 energetic dogs. A former elite level distance runner, she spends any spare time biking, boating, and hiking NH trails with her family.
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