Supervisor Janet Wolf


Janet Wolf

A Southern California Native, Supervisor Wolf earned a B.A. Degree from UCSB before earning a Master's Degree and teaching credential from UCLA. After teaching in San Francisco, she and her family moved to Goleta in 1981.

In 1983 Supervisor Wolf began working in the field of vocational rehabilitation and in 1987 opened her own business with offices in both Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. Supervisor Wolf worked in this field for over 20 years and earned a reputation as an effective and compassionate consultant who helped return hundreds of people back to work.

Supervisor Wolf began her career in public service 1993 when she was elected to the Goleta School Board, serving three terms. She was then elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2006, re-elected in 2010 and again in 2014.

Supervisor Wolf is committed to enhancing public safety and supported the building of a permanent Emergency Operations Center to serve Santa Barbara County. Through her service on the Commission on Children in Foster Care, the Mental Health Commission, the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council and her careful oversight of the County budget, Supervisor Wolf ensures our most vulnerable populations receive the care they need.

A commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable community planning also informs Supervisor Wolf's leadership. She advocated for the implementation of EmPowerSBC, a county-run program that enable homeowners to finance energy efficiency retrofits and install solar energy.

Supervisor Wolf serves as the Board's representative on a variety of Boards and Commissions, including the Santa Barbara County Retirement Board, CenCal Health, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, and the Community Corrections Partnership, the entity overseeing AB 109 Criminal Justice Realignment.

Supervisor Wolf met her husband, Harvey, in junior high school and married him after they both completed college. They have been married for over 40 years and have three daughters, Jessica, Stephanie, and Kim; two grandsons, Micah and Avi; and one granddaughter, Sophie.

Appointments, Boards and Commissions

In addition to her service as a Supervisor, Janet currently represents the Second District and the County of Santa Barbara on the following boards and commissions: