About Jane

Hi, my name is Jane Fuller and I’m running as a candidate for the San Juan County Council position for District 3 (Lopez, Shaw, Decatur, Blakely) San Juan County, Washington. 

 

Meet Jane

I have lived on Lopez Island full-time with my husband and daughter since 2017. I work as a professional consultant and possess a strong commitment to my local community and volunteer service. I have lived and worked internationally throughout my life and hold dual American/Canadian citizenship. 

In the mid-70’s when my family lived in Seattle we discovered the San Juan Islands. We fell in love with the beauty of the area and bought a parcel of land on Lopez. As a young girl I camped on the land with my family for ten years before we built a structure that is now my home.  Since my childhood I have come here every year. My connection to Lopez compelled me to move here on a full-time basis as an adult, with my own family.

Since then, I have become involved in local issues and causes, deepening my understanding of and relationship with the community. I have committed to working with our public school on Lopez Island.  I have also been involved, with my husband, in the effort to build a public swimming pool on our small island, where 92% of elementary students do not know how to swim. In 2020 I was elected in District 3 to serve on the County Charter Review Commission, through which I learned a great deal about our county government and the challenges it faces. 

During my career in international development which focused on issues of governance and human rights, working with private sector and not-for-profit organizations as well as governmental institutions and the United Nations, I have acquired valuable and relevant experience for the position of county council.

Throughout my career I have gained skills in project management; policy and strategy development and implementation; monitoring and evaluation; communication and networking; and building partnerships with multiple diverse stakeholders. 

Both my professional and volunteer experience will serve me, and you, well as a council member for the entire county.

    Professional Experience

    Public Servant & Private Consultant

    • 10 years as an independent consultant – international and North American clients
    • 6 years in the private sector – various consulting companies and banks
    • 10 years as a federal public servant
    • 4 years as a diplomat – First Secretary, Development – Indonesia
    • 2 years as a United Nations Professional Officer – Cambodia
    • 2 years as a technical adviser to a not-for-profit – Northern Ghana, West Africa

    Volunteer Experience

    San Juan County (2017 – present) 

    • Board member and adviser, Friends of Lopez Island Pool (2017- present)
    • Co-founder Lopez Island Parent Teacher Student Association (LIPTSA) – (2019-2020)
    • LIPTSA Representative – Lopez Island School District Budget Committee (2020)
    • Lopez Island School District – Safe Workplace Taskforce member (2020)
    • Commissioner (District 3), San Juan County Charter Review Commission (2021)
    • 4H Lopez Island Horse Rangers – Co-Leader (2022)

    Why I am running

    for San Juan County Council

    •  I am ready and enthusiastic to be of service to our county.
    • I care deeply about our shared future and the actions needed to sustain and support it.
    • I believe there is a role for county government to work collaboratively with the not-for-profit and business communities and with residents to forge a future that represents our shared interests.

    Experience

    what I bring to the position

    • New ideas and fresh perspectives on local governance.
    • Energy to tackle problems, find solutions, and make thoughtful and informed decisions.
    • Respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion as cornerstones for renewing our shared sense of community.
    • Decades of professional experience in the collaborative development and implementation of government policy.

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    A message of many thanks!

    A message of many thanks!

    Upon viewing the election results last night and receiving confirmation that indeed I had been elected as the next San Juan County Council member for District 3 I must confess to feeling quite overwhelmed. What an honor this is to have been elected by so many voters...

    My last Events post of my pre-election Outreach Campaign!

    My last Events post of my pre-election Outreach Campaign!

    With much excitement I am looking forward to the arrival of Election Day on November 8th , and of course to the final results of the election! It has been a wonderful few months of outreach across San Juan County. I have learned a great deal from all the people I have...

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    Letters of Support

    Chris & Chom Greacen

    We enthusiastically endorse Jane Fuller for County Council, District 3. Having known Jane as a board member of the Friends of Lopez Island Pool, co-founder of the Lopez Island Parent Student Teacher Association, an elected member of the Charter Review Commission and...

    David Dehlendorf

    I am very pleased to learn that Jane Fuller is running for county council member representing the Lopez residency district in the August 2022 primary. I’ve worked with Jane and find her to be bright, motivated and a good listener. She works well with others and is...

    Tom and Tammy Cowan

    We are very excited that there is an excellent candidate for our next County Council representative from District 3 (Lopez/Shaw.) Jane Fuller is knowledgeable, experienced and energized and is the right person at the right time for San Juan County. She has a long...

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