City of Cambridge

Jan Devereux

Jan Devereux

Vice Mayor Jan Devereux was the only new member to join the Cambridge City Council in the 2016-17 term. In November 2017 she was re-elected to a second term and is excited to continue serving her fellow residents on a full-time basis. Jan brings a unique perspective as a writer, communicator and neighborhood leader to the Council.

A longtime resident, Jan deepened her community involvement by founding the Fresh Pond Residents Alliance—a neighborhood organization that brought residents into the conversation about planning for the future development of the Alewife area. As a councillor Jan works to engage and inform residents of all areas about short- and long-term plans for transportation, climate change resilience, housing affordability, and environmental sustainability.

Jan is passionate about broadening civic engagement, preserving local retail and socio-economic diversity, improving pedestrian and bike safety, and protecting Cambridge’s tree canopy and open spaces. Government transparency, responsiveness and accountability are also high priorities for Jan. 

Jan has been proud to call Cambridge home since 1993. She raised her three children in West Cambridge with her husband Peter Johnson, a former singer-songwriter who works as a substance abuse counselor. Before joining the Council, Jan worked in marketing communications at area schools. She earned a BA in English from Princeton University and an MBA in marketing from Columbia University.

Jan holds regular office hours and is happy to meet with residents and other stakeholders at their convenience. She sends a weekly e-newsletter with a summary of each City Council agenda and a curated calendar of public meeting and events. To subscribe, please visit To contact Jan, please email You can also follow her on Twitter at @jandev and on Facebook.


Jan Devereux
255 Lakeview Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

617-460-2235 (home)
617-349-4280 (work)


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