Secretary, Chamber Representative, Revolving Loan Fund Committee, Business Owner
Jan Bruce is a Lake City native with strong roots in the local business community. Her retail knowledge and expertise have been a valuable asset to the Lake City Economic Development Authority. Bruce has been in retail for over 20 years, working at the Girl Scouts retail shop in Rochester for 10 years before opening her own retail business, Rather Bee Quilting, 11 years ago. Bruce turned a hobby of hers into a successful business venture when she opened Rather Bee Quilting, a retail quilting supply and fabric store she co-owns with her sister Judy in downtown Lake City.
Bruce is an active member of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, previously serving as Chair of the Business Committee for three years. She has also served on the Florence Township Board of Supervisors for six years and Florence Township Planning Commission for 12 years. Bruce joined the Lake City Economic Development Authority in 2006 as a member at large, and has served as the EDA Secretary since 2008.