City of CambridgePortrait of Councillor Jan Liggett

Councillor Liggett was elected to her first term on Cambridge City Council in 2014, sitting on the Economic Development Advisory, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Core Areas Revitalization Advisory Committees as well as part of the Water Billing Appeals Committee and the Post Office Steering Committee.


Councillor Liggett is co-owner with her husband Les Kadar of Garden Gate Ltd. and Benabec Architectural Precast. As a business woman, Jan hires her employees through hard to hire programs such as The John Howard Society, some of which may have mental illness or disabilities, low education or a criminal past. She is a founding member of the international Ornamental Concrete Producers Association and served as co-president for 1 term.

Community and Civic Activities

Councillor Liggett founded a philanthropic organization, The Fallen Sparrows Fund.

She volunteers extensively in the fields of art, culture, and especially heritage. Councillor Liggett is past president of Heritage Cambridge, served on the board of the "Grand River Film Festival in its beginning and is also a past board member of the Kiwanis Club of Cambridge.

Councillor Liggett has been a member of a Grand River Conservation Authority committee for over 15 years. As vice chair of the Legacy Cambridge Task Force, a committee of council and she co-authored the Heritage Master Plan recommendation report which went on to become the city of Cambridge's Heritage Master Plan. She served as a member of the Blair Heritage District Plan committee, a committee of council.