Jana Follender

 
City Council
Title: Council Member
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The City of Robinson is excited to introduce your newest councilmember, Jana Follender. The council appointed Follender during the Special Called City Council meeting held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Follender fills the vacancy created by the departure of Brenton Lane, a promotion at work created a conflict of interest with his role as a councilmember.
 
Follender has lived in the City of Robinson since 2016. Originally from the Houston area, she moved to Temple, Texas, at the age of fifteen when her dad transferred there for work. Her and her son, Kayne, lived in Troy, Texas, until they moved to Robinson so she could be closer to work. “At the time, I worked for JR3, a company that produces accounting software for school districts, and was having to commute every day to Waco for work,” states Follender. To reduce her travel time, she decided to move closer to Waco. “I told my son to check out the schools in the area and decide which one he would like to attend. And Robinson it was,” says Follender. Shortly after moving to Robinson, Follender realized her new home had foundation issues. “I ended up hiring Advanced House Leveling and Foundation Repair to perform the necessary work, and they ended up recruiting me to come to work for them,” states Follender. Follender now serves as their Vice President. Before settling on a career, Follender obtained her Associates in General Studies from Central Texas College in Killeen.
 
After encouragement from another citizen, Follender decided to apply for the open council position. “I felt my experience living in larger cities and with not being from here offered a perspective that would be beneficial to the needs of Robinson. The growth of Robinson is inevitable, but there is an opportunity to make sure it grows organically, and in a manner the citizens are comfortable with,” says Follender. When asked about her downtime, Follender responded, “I am pretty routine and boring. I go to work, church, the gym, and hang out with my son when I can.” Soon her son Kayne will be transferring to a University, so she plans to dive into her position as councilmember to fill that void.




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