We are delighted to honor Jan Beckett, the first of 60 Voices That Shine. No one’s voice has been stronger for longer than hers. For decades, she has been an active leader and self-advocate for herself and her peers with intellectual & developmental disabilities. Jan was a 2005 SPARC Award winner and she has held numerous offices in both People First of Jeffco and Speaking For Ourselves – Colorado, including past president. She met former Senators Ted Kennedy and Ken Salazar while visiting Washington, D.C. for a self-advocacy conference, and she worked for the Bureau of Reclamation for 35 years before retiring. Thank you, Jan, for adding sparkle to our lives with your powerful voice for change!