Elect Janice Elliott for Upland Mayor 2020

Accomplishments while on the Upland City Council

* Provided residents with objective information and direction to oppose the Upland Fire Department’s annexation into the County fire district.

* Opposed fiscally irresponsible contracts for nonessential services.

* Opposed the sale of the baseball diamond at Memorial Park.

* Approved the appointment of qualified planning commission members, with no developer ties, who represent all four Upland districts.

* Opposed controversial development projects that did not demonstrate  proven benefits that outweigh the costs (including traffic impacts) of the projects.

* Opposed the water rate increase in 2018 and approved the freeze on the water rate increase in 2020.

* Proposed the change in the Historic Downtown Upland’s agreement with the city that ended a long standing conflict with the city and provided the merchants’ association with the ability to use their fees toward revitalizing and promoting their businesses. 

* Supports the Friends of Upland Animal Shelters’ contract to provide adoption services to the city of Upland.

* Supports the hiring of a social worker to work with Upland Police Department to provide homeless services.

* Regularly communicates with Upland residents through social media, email, phone, and text messages. Promotes workshops and town-hall meetings to obtain feedback from residents.

*Supports policies that promote fiscal responsibility.

*Supports policies that support our open space, park land, clean air,and clean water.

Work experience:

  • Elementary school teacher for the Etiwanda school district 9/98-5/2015


  • Certified Public Accountant from 1986 – 1998

    • Coyle & Yoss, CPAs, Claremont, CA

    • Self-employed CPA, Claremont, CA

    • Ernst & Winney, Los Angeles, CA


  • Tax instructor at California Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1991


  • Courtroom Bailiff at the Chelan County Superior Court, Wenatchee, WA


  • Real estate sales person, Wenatchee, WA early 80’s

  • Accountant at Eagle Transfer Storage & Moving, Wenatchee, Wa 

  • City counsel - two terms

  • Mayor Pro-tem

Professional skills:


Negotiating, teaching, networking, problem solving, communications




  • USC Marshall School of Business, masters degree in business taxation obtained

  • University of Laverne, multiple subject teaching credential obtained

  • Claremont School of Theology studied philosophy and ethics

  • California State University, Fullerton, BA degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting

  • Foothill High School, Santa Ana, CA, class of 1972

  • St. John’s Lutheran Elementary School, Orange, CA, K-8

       Volunteer experience:

  • Fairview State Mental Hospital aide, Costa Mesa, CA

  • Shelter provider for victims of domestic violence 

  • Served on the finance committees at the Claremont United Church of Christ and Pilgrim Place in the early 90s

  • Hospice worker with Inland Valley Hospice 

  • Founded and chaired the Native Plant Gardening Club at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens

  • Volunteer at the Upland Animal Shelter from 2012-2015

  • Upland CERT member and executive committee 2018-2020

  • City of Upland Animal Shelter ad hoc committee member 2015




Executive board experience:


  • Etiwanda Teachers Association, treasurer 

  • Etiwanda Teachers' Association negotiation team for two years

Friends of Upland Animal Shelter treasurer and board member 2013-2015