Janice Kovach first won her election as Mayor of Clinton, NJ in November of 2011. Since, she has been re-elected for two more terms, having recently been sworn in for her third term on January 1, 2020. Janice prides herself on using her voice and platform to advocate for her residents and for the residents of other communities in NJ. In November of 2020 she became the President of the NJ League of Municipalities representing all 565 cities, towns and villages.
Previously, Janice had been appointed Director of the New Jersey Division on Women in August of 2006 and served until September of 2010. Using her former role in the division, she has continued to work with and advocate for the programs she funded. Janice understands that until women become part of the decision-making process - having "a seat at the table" - they will forever be under-represented in business and government. Janice often volunteers time, training, and mentoring to women who want to run for office; giving them the resources necessary to play in the political arena.