She made history as the first Latina Osceola County Commissioner, and Viviana Janer’s goal in taking public office is to make a positive difference in the Osceola County community that she loves. Elected in 2014, Janer currently serves as Vice Chair of the County Commission.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City, Janer has been an Osceola County resident and homeowner for more than a decade. She loves the community, and has said that she considers Osceola County residents her family. Janer brings a wealth of professional expertise to the board, with more than 20 years of experience in corporate accounting. Additionally, she is a strong proponent of education, believing that access to and quality of education is the key to success. Her own education bears witness to this, as she has earned both Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees with academic honors.
As a Commissioner, Janer has several goals to improve the quality of life for residents in Osceola County. One of these is developing enhanced infrastructure and transportation both within Osceola and connecting residents to surrounding counties and areas. To this end, Commissioner Janer serves as the Vice Chair of LYNX, Secretary of the Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission (i.e., SunRail), Chair of the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board and the Lynx Oversight Board. These connections place her in an excellent position to both evaluate and instigate positive change for Osceola County residents who rely on public transportation, opening new transit opportunities.
Additionally, Janner is passionate about creating affordable options so that residents have housing alternatives that fit their budgets. She is currently the Vice Chair of GOPEP (Greater Osceola Partnership for Economic Prosperity), serves on MetroPlan Orlando, the Tourism Development Council, and the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. These roles also help her to advocate for the creation of high-paying jobs through economic development across Central Florida, directly impacting job opportunities in Osceola County.
Commissioner Janer is very involved in the community, volunteering for various organizations as well as attending and often speaking at local business and educational events. She is also very passionate advocate for healthy lifestyles, working to ensure that all citizens have the tools they need to thrive and be healthy in Osceola County.
In a day and age when not all public servants place the common good above their own interests, it is a breath of fresh air to have dedicated leaders like Commissioner Janer who make the community and its challenges their top priority.