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Jane G. Roland

Jane Roland was born and raised in Ashland, attending the Ashland City School System and graduating in the class of 1976. Jane enjoyed music and especially singing from a young age. She was active in the Acappella Choir at the high school under the direction of Cliff Hurst and had leading roles in The Sound of Music and The King and I. She was named Outstanding Musician her senior year in high school.

In later years she was well known for singing the National Anthem at many community events and even on the state and national level with her work in Veterans Benefits. She is a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she sings in the choir.

Jane spent her career at the Ashland County Veterans Service office as a Veterans Benefits Counselor and later as Administrator. She served on the Governor’s Office of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee as an elected officer of her state association. Nationally, she serves as Conference Director for the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers. Locally, she served on the ACCADA Board, the Ashland County Cancer Association Board, the Oakbrook Condominium Board, the Ashland County Historical Society Board as well as Business Commission and Music Commission at Grace Church. She currently serves as President of the Ashland County Women of Achievement Board and is Vice-Chair of the ACCF Women’s Fund as well as Silent Watch, Veteran Suicide Awareness Board. She has been named as Who’s Who Among American High School Students, outstanding Young Women of America, and received the Ashland County Women of Achievement Award in 2003.

Having no children of her own, Jane’s wish is to enable other children to participate in and enjoy music through the Ashland City Schools high school vocal music programs.

Prepared 2023