Taney County U of Missouri Extension Council Seeking Board Nominations

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Nominations are being accepted for the January 2021 election to the Taney County University of Missouri Extension Council, according to Council Chair Jim Lawson.

The Taney County University of Missouri Extension Council is the local link between county residents and the University of Missouri.  County extension councils are the governing body for local educational opportunities provided by the University of Missouri Extension.  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.

“The Taney County Extension Council is seeking a diverse group of people who are interested in education and the progress of our community,” says Jim Lawson, council chair,  “Serving on the extension council is a great way to help make our community a better place for people to live and assure our residents can benefit from the educational resources available to help improve their lives.”

Each year every county in Missouri has an extension council election.  Extension council members are elected to serve a two-year term to represent the diverse educational needs and backgrounds of the people of Taney county.  The Taney county extension council meets every other month on first Tuesday of month.  Candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the district they would represent.  The election will take place in January 2021 with on-line voting and the newly elected members take office in March 2021.

Nominations for the Taney County extension council candidates must be made by December 1, 2020.  Individuals interested in serving on the council may contact the Taney county extension center, 417-546-4431 or email taneyco@missouri.edu.

University of Missouri Extension improves people’s lives with educational programs and access to University resources and experts to enhance economic viability; build strong individuals, families and communities; and create and sustain healthy environments.  In Taney county, extension programs address such high-priority areas as agriculture, business and workforce development, nutrition and health, parenting and youth development, community development and continuing education.

Information on the role of county extension councils, and the Missouri state statues 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 by calling (417) 546-4431 or visiting the extension center located at 122 Felkins Avenue, Forsyth, MO.

University of Missouri Extension provides equal opportunity to all participants in extension programs and activities, and for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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