elected to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in November 2010, Second
District Supervisor Janice Rutherford has led efforts to reign in costly public
pensions, balance the County budget, and restore public confidence in County Government. She was selected to serve a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Supervisors in January 2013.
During her 10 years on the Fontana City Council, Janice worked with her colleagues to provide quality amenities to improve residents’ quality of life, including new parks, community centers, and 93,000-square-foot regional library.
She also championed the creation of the Fontana Community Assistance Program to connect needy residents with various faith-based and nonprofit groups that offer free and low-cost services in the community.
Never one to shy away from hard work, Janice jumped at the chance to join fellow Fontana Rotary Club members in helping victims of Hurricane Katrina rebuildtheir Gulf Coast community. She also volunteered her time on various boards and commissions, including the Fontana Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, the Chaffey College Foundation Board, the Junior State Foundation and the Fontana Art Association.
In addition to her daily duties as a member of the Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Rutherford is President of the San Bernardino Associated Governments Board of Directors. She also serves on the boards of the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association, Inland Empire Economic Partnership, Local Agency Formation Commission, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Joint Conference Committee, Omnitrans, and the Sam & Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts.
Janice has also worked as a motivational speaker and trainer, and has provided consulting services to private sector businesses, government agencies, and educational organizations. She served as Chief of Staff to State Assemblyman and Senator Bill Leonard, as well as representing him as a taxpayer advocate when he served on the state Board of Equalization. Janice and her husband, Steve Lim, are the proud parents of two young boys, Ethan and Noah. As a family they enjoy camping and hiking. Janice is also an avid reader and scrapbooker.
Janice holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from U.C. Riverside and a master’s degree in American Politics from Claremont Graduate University. At Claremont she did doctoral coursework in economics and public policy.
San Bernardino County’s Second District includes the cities of Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, and Upland north of Foothill Boulevard, as well as the unincorporated communities of Mt. Baldy, San Antonio Heights, Lytle Creek, Devore, and the Rim of the World mountain communities.