Belvedere lost an indefatigable contributor to our civic life when Janet Irene “Jan” Andersen passed away on March 18, 2020. The Andersens moved to Belvedere in 1997 and immediately fell in love with Belvedere’s beautiful views and winding lanes and stairways. A passionate gardener who knew the name of every tree, shrub, and flower on her hillside sanctuary, Jan was a member of the Belvedere Parks and Open Space Committee for sixteen years. She subsequently served on the Planning Commission, giving back to her community with energy and good humor. A supportive Advisory Trustee of BCF until her death, Jan also served as a BCF Trustee, including as Chair of BCF’s core committee, Grants. The City Council honored her with the Belvedere Community Spotlight Award for excellence in community service in 2017.
In Jan’s memory, her beloved husband Peter has pledged to donate $10,000 per year to BCF. We are honored with Peter’s trust, and we pledge to continue Jan’s legacy of love and commitment to Belvedere.