Janet Ruggiero, FAICP

Janet Ruggiero, a native Californian, received a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences from the Santa Clara University and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University. She has worked for Yolo County and the City of Mountain View. and as Community Development Director for the City of Woodland. She retired from the City of Citrus Heights in 2008, having served as the Community Development Director for ten years. She was inducted in April 2000 as a Fellow in the American Institute of Certified Planners. She has served as District VI Board Member to the National American Planning Association, and as President and Vice-President for Legislation and Vice-President for Public Information for APA California.. APACA has awarded her a Distinguished Service Award. She also received the Distinguished Service Award from National APA. She has also received the Planner's Emeritus Network Award.

She is a member of California Planning Roundtable. She has also served on the League of California Cities Board of Directors. She has done extensive work on state legislation especially in the area of housing. She is currently serving on a nonprofit housing board, Friends of the Mission in Woodland. She is also doing pro bono work for by providing Planning Commissioner trainer as needed throughout the state.

Her present position is the Director of Board Formation for the De La Salle Institute in Napa coordinating Board training and Board oversight of the eleven Boards of Trustees of the schools within the Christian Brothers San Francisco District. She also provides training and assistance to the Boards of Trustees in the schools in the New Orleans-Santa Fe District. She has held this position since July, 2009. She also serves on the District Leadership Team. She has been active in Holy Rosary Parish in Woodland. She currently serves as a member of the parish Finance Committee and the Pastoral Council. She also serves as chair of the parish Building Committee.

She has been married for forty-two years to her husband Stephen and has four children, Mark and his wife Beth, sons, Matthew and Joseph and her daughter Barbara and her husband Brian Ching. She has one grandson, Lucca.

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