Jan Perry has represented the Ninth Council District at the City of Los Angeles since 2001. During her tenure Perry worked to revitalize Downtown Los Angeles leading to the private investment of over $15 billion and the creation of more than 90,000 new jobs, making it the economic and cultural epicenter of the region. Jan secured $70 million for park and recreation facility improvements and worked with for-profit and nonprofit affordable housing developers to create more than 4,000 units of affordable and supportive housing for families, seniors and the homeless.
Prior to being elected in 2001 to serve as the representative of the Ninth District, Jan had a long history of public service with the City of Los Angeles. During the five years she spent as Chief of Staff at the Ninth District, she became intimately involved with the concerns of the community. In 1998, she was appointed by Mayor Richard Riordan as the Executive Director of the Census 2000 Outreach Project for the City of Los Angeles.
Jan made Los Angeles her home in 1974. She attended the University of Southern California, earning a Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Cum Laude. She received her B.A. in 1977, followed by a Masters in Public Administration in 1981. In addition, she earned a Certificate in Litigation from the University of California, Los Angeles Extension in 1979.