A Legacy of Leadership
Janet Metsa’s roots run deep in the Copper Country. All four of her grandparents were Finnish immigrants who came to work in the copper mines. They saved their wages and bought the dairy farm where Janet grew up. A sauna was the only bathing facility for her and her siblings. An alumna of Chassell high school, she went to MIT for a B.A. and M.S. in chemical engineering. She returned to Houghton County where she started two businesses and has been an active public servant.
Janet Metsa has served as Treasurer and Chair of the Houghton County Democratic Party, a member of the Portage Township Zoning Board of Appeals, and Chair of the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance Board. She has also served on the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Council and Chair of the Lutheran Campus Ministry. She is an alumna of the MSU/ISSPR Michigan Political Leadership program. Recognizing her leadership, others consistently urge her to become Chair soon after joining any board.
A Successful Entrepreneur
Janet is used to interpreting data. That’s what she does as a chemical engineer and owner of a water quality business. Her votes in the legislature will reflect evidence, science, and data. The last thing we need amid public health and budgetary crises is someone trusting their gut. Let’s trust Janet’s brain.