Janet Taylor (2014 Distinguished Lifetime Award)

A business owner for 18 years, Janet Taylor (class of 1960) has been very active in community service. She chaired her neighborhood association, served as vice president of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, and chaired the business development group SEDCOR. She served 8 years as the mayor of Salem, a position from which she promoted downtown development, including the Conference Center, and worked to bring businesses like Fed Ex, Sanyo Solar, and Wachovia to Salem. She has recently been named the Chair of the Board of the Oregon Historical Society.

Janet was nominated by her classmate Joyce (Walt) Rubel.