The Right Person for the Job
Jane Sherman grew up in College Station and currently lives in Bryan with her husband, Matt, and two children, Robbie and Anna. She has dedicated her life to advocating and serving the community primarily through the nonprofit sector. Most recently, Jane worked at Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity in marketing, raising awareness of the need for affordable housing in Brazos County and creating opportunities for the community to participate in Habitat’s mission. She is also Board President of Tiny Hope Village, a new nonprofit building permanent housing and community for people who experience homelessness in the Brazos Valley.
Jane Sherman also strongly believes in the potential of innovation and entrepreneurship to power the development and growth of local economies and communities. Currently, Jane is working with her husband to launch Jobbertunity, a mobile marketplace app that enables anyone with a skill or service to list and transact with customers directly.
Jane Sherman holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Psychology and Ethnic Studies and an MBA from Eastern University with a focus in International Economic Development. She was a missionary with InnerCHANGE, living in the barrios of Caracas, Venezuela. In addition, Jane worked as a strategy consultant providing planning and guidance to boards and executives of nonprofit organizations in the northeast before returning to the Brazos Valley.
With her 20-plus years of working with and advocating for people of all backgrounds, Jane has the knowledge and experience that give her a ground-level understanding of the breadth of issues that concern every segment of our community.
Jane Sherman has chosen this time to run for County Commissioner because she believes that a wider range of voices and perspectives are needed on the Commissioners Court. Only then will the Commissioners be able to fairly discern the priorities of Brazos County for all its residents and how best to address them with the resources the county has.
Having worked in the private and nonprofit sectors, Jane has what it takes to be resourceful with the hard-earned money residents pay the county in taxes. The creativity and energy she brings will help the Commissioners Court think outside the box to identify innovative solutions to problems that Brazos County faces today as it grapples with the health and economic repercussions of COVID-19, as well as the direction the county will take as it continues to expand and diversify.