Candidates Sought for Extension Council

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thumb_c3911b321fda974Nominations are being accepted for the upcoming Taney County Extension Council election.

Program Director Chrystal Irons visited with county commissioners on Monday…

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Irons says a total of 8 Extension council members will be elected, including 4 from eastern Taney County and 4 from western Taney County, with the election taking place exclusively online for the first time.

—(more information from Extension press release)—

Council members – both publicly elected and appointed citizens – work with extension faculty in making decisions concerning extension programs, personnel, council elections and the local extension office budget.

Extension council members are elected to serve a 2-year term to represent the diverse educational needs and backgrounds of the people of Taney County.

The Taney County Extension Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the district they would represent. The election will take place in January 2015 with on-line voting and the elected members take office in March 2015.

Nominations must be made by Dec. 1, 2014. Individuals interested in serving on the council may contact the Taney County Extension Center, 417-546-4431.

Information on the role of county extension councils, and the Missouristate statutes governing council elections, are available at: http://extension.missouri.edu/extcouncil/county-councils.aspx.

Additional information about the Taney County University of Missouri Extension can be found on the web at http://extension.missouri.edu/taney or by visiting the extension center located at 122 Felkins Avenue, Forsyth.