Climate magazine editor Janet McGovern has had a long career writing about Redwood City and San Mateo County, as a newspaper reporter and columnist and as an author of several local history books. She covered Redwood City for many years for the Redwood City Tribune and its successor, the Peninsula Times Tribune, and later drew on that experience and knowledge to collaborate on two local history books about Redwood City: “Redwood City” (2008) and “Redwood City Then and Now” (2010), and one on Menlo Park (2015). She also worked for many years in marketing and communications for the San Mateo County Transit District and is the author of another local history book, “Caltrain and the Peninsula Commute Service.”
The Redwood City resident was heavily involved in the 150th anniversary celebration in 2017. She and Climate Creative Director Jim Kirkland contributed their time to the creation of “Redwood City 150,” a 140-page magazine about the city’s history which has been made available to the public as a free memento of the sesquicentennial year.