Iowa State University Alumni Association

Jane Halliburton 2015

BS Child Development ’65
Ames, Iowa

Jane Halliburton has devoted her life to service. During her 24 years as a Story County Supervisor, she worked to improve the lives of countless individuals, particularly at-risk children and adults with special needs. Working closely with others, Halliburton led the transformation of Story County Human Services from facility-based to community-based, which created the individualized Community Life Program. She was a founding member of the Story County Dental Clinic Advisory Committee to help low-income families access dental services. She advocated for statewide improvements as a longtime member of the Iowa MHMRDDBI Commission for mental health.

Halliburton’s county government service ranged from local to national and varied from health to rural development to homeland security. She was a member of the Iowa and National Association of Counties boards and served on FEMA’s National Advisory Committee. She also helped organize the first-ever Special Olympics National Games.

Halliburton retired in 2010 and continues her service as a volunteer. An early supporter of Raising Readers, a literacy program for children and families, she now serves on its board. She is president of the Heartland Senior Services board, chair of the Community Vitality Center Governance board, and an active member of the League of Women Voters (LWV), Ames Rotary, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at ISU.

Among the organizations that have previously honored Halliburton are the National and Iowa Associations of Counties, Story County ARC, LWV, Reach Out and Read Iowa, and Iowa State University.

Halliburton is an annual member of the ISU Alumni Association.


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