A lifelong Kansas, Janet was elected to the Wichita City Council in 2009 and the reelected in 2013. In addition to her work on the City Council, Janet serves on the boards of Botanica - The Wichita Gardens and Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC) and the Visioneering Wichita Steering Committee. After graduating from Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in education, Janet was a middle school teacher with her certifications in mathematics and English. Her professional career evolved into marketing, communications, and administration.
She and her husband, retired state representative Nile Dillmore, live in Historic Midtown Wichita.