Janice was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States when she was 10 years old. She has a double Masters in Structural Engineering and in Public Administration from the University of Washington, has been leading Construction Management for the Port of Seattle for over a decade. In that role, she oversees the Port’s Major Public Works construction with over 55 employees and nearly 30 consultants, and has managed over $2 billion of construction.
Janice served four years on the City of Bellevue Transportation, where she helped shape the Commission’s review and recommendations regarding the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan, Vision Zero policy updates, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Implementation Initiative and Multi-modal level of service. She also serves on several Transportation and Public Contracting committees at the State and National levels. She is a graduate of Advance Bellevue (a legacy program of Leadership Eastside) and the Leadership Tomorrow program.
Janice believes strongly in helping others, to see them engage, grow and prosper. A mother of two daughters, Megan (20) and Leah (17), Janice has been engaged in many ways with the city of Bellevue and the Eastside. She has been a leader with the PTA, at Puesta del Sol Elementary and at the International School, serving various roles. She has also served as a Girl Scout leader for over 10 years, led PEPs groups for new parents, and volunteered with local organizations committed to children and families, homelessness and food insecurity.
Janice Zahn lives in the Greenwich Crest neighborhood with her husband of nearly 30 years, Dwain, and their daughters. They are active members of the Aldersgate United Methodist church.