Lisa Janairo

Common Council
Title: Alder, District 6
Phone: (608) 630-7500
District 6 Lisa Janairo

Alder Lisa Janairo
Current Term 


Number of years served in City of Middleton elected office: Elected April 2022

Number of years lived in Middleton: 5

Work Experience

  • Until my early retirement in March 2021, I was the Director of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus and the Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Project at the Council of State Governments’ Midwestern Office.

Work outside of City Council 

  • Volunteer at MOM
  • Active member of the League of Women Voters of Dane County, including voter registration and activities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Volunteer with the project to monitor the impacts of Pheasant Branch restoration on water quality

Family Members 

  • Husband Ed Janairo (Chief Business Officer at the Wisconsin Memorial Union); two adult children and one son at Middleton High School

College/Graduate School 

  • University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, A.M. (1992)
  • Lawrence University, B.A. (1988)

Favorite thing about Middleton

  • Pheasant Branch Conservancy


  • Running, cooking, hiking, doing puzzles

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