Voters will have the opportunity to elect five members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Monroe County Extension Council from a slate of candidates at the Nov. 6 general election. There is one opportunity for a write in vote. If you are interested in more information about running please contact Terry Maloy.
“The council members elected this year will be involved in bringing educational opportunities to the county and providing governance for the local extension office for the next four years,” said Sue Henderson, Regional Director. ISU Extension and Outreach Monroe County educational programming is a cooperative effort involving local citizens, Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Extension council members are elected at large, and all voters in the county are eligible to vote for five candidates.
Candidates on this year’s ballot include: Joshua Buckingham, Dien Judge, Terry Maloy and Amber Reed.
Carryover council members whose terms continue beyond the end of 2018 are: Janis Aldridge, Justin Huber, Mike Stocker and Christine Wilson.
Successful candidates will take office in January 2019. Extension council members make policy, programming and budget decisions for ISU Extension and Outreach Monroe County.
County councils contribute to a unique attribute of ISU Extension and Outreach – they bring research-based programs in human sciences, agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, and community and economic development from Iowa State University to local communities. Council members and some 17,000 Iowa volunteers work with ISU Extension and Outreach to increase the staying power. Through partnerships, they provide resources, research and education to assist Iowans.