Councilwoman Martin was elected in 2008 representing district two and re-elected for a second term unopposed in 2012.
She worked in the travel/hotel/tourism industry for many years. She feels very fortunate to be able to move to Bonita Springs 14 years ago with husband, Thom. They purchased their home 2 blocks from Downtown Old 41 because they believe in the revitalization vision shared by so many. Their daughter lives in Bonita Springs with her husband and two daughters and teaches dance at a local studio.
During their spare time, Janet and her family enjoy the South West Florida environment by kayaking the Imperial River, walking Cullum’s Trail and frequenting the many special events in downtown Bonita Springs. They love to walk the beach and catch a Bonita Beach sunset. Janet welcomes you to join her and become more involved in Bonita Springs. Many days, she can be found volunteering at the Bonita Nature Place.
Janet is a Leadership Bonita 2009 graduate and championed the City resolution creating the city as a Gopher Tortoise safe place. She is also a frequent guest lecturer for FGCU environmental studies students at the BNP.
Committee Assignments/Areas of Interest:
Council Liaison to the the Historical Preservation Board, the Arts in Public Places Board, the Tree Preservation Committee. She is a member of the Imperial River Conservancy. Served on the Horizon Council with the Lee County Economic Development Office. Created the Downtown Farmers Market, Rain Barrel Program and the Bicycle Pedestrian Safety Committee. Most recently Council elected Councilwoman Janet Martin to the Bonita Wonder Gardens Inc. Board of Directors.
Bonita Assistance Office- 239-992-3034 25300 Bernwood Dr. #6 Bonita Springs 34135
Zonta International- www.zontabonitasprings.org
Bonita Springs Center of the Arts- www.artcenterbonita.org
Bonita Nature Place-http://www.bonitaspringsrecreation.org/natureplace.html