Janet’s community involvement is wide in scope, serving on boards of a child development center, a hunger relief agency, and a start-up that provided services for stroke patients. She chaired a capital campaign for a day shelter for the homeless and also served on a Denver city committee that dealt with that issue. Janet’s main focus now is on conservation and gardening activities. She’s been an alpine wildflower/ecology guide for Denver Botanic Gardens for 22 years, chaired a national initiative to restore native habitat in 59 projects throughout the US and is trying to incorporate more native plants into her small city garden.
Janet Manning served on the Iliff Board of Trustees from 2004-2013 and is currently an Honorary Trustee. She continues to serve on the Women’s Alliance Steering Committee. While on the Board, she chaired the Academic Affairs Committee for 6 years and co-chaired the Presidential Search Committee in 2012-2013. She was the Trustee representative on the Self-Study Steering Committee for the Accreditation process from 2005-2008.