Thursday, November 07, 2013

Candidates Sought for Taney County Extension Council

Contact: Chrystal Irons, business development specialist
Headquartered at the Taney County Extension Center
Tel: (417) 546-4431

FORSYTH, Mo. -- Nominations are being accepted for the January 2014 election to the Taney County University of Missouri Extension Council, according to Council Chair Ronnie Melton.

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 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 online in January 2014. The newly elected members take office in March 2014.

Nominations for the Taney County extension council candidates must be made by Dec. 1, 2013.  Individuals interested in serving on the council may contact the Taney County extension center, (417) 546-4431.

“The Taney County Extension Council is seeking a diverse group of people who are interested in education and the progress of our community,” says Melton.  “Serving on the extension council is a great way to help make our community a better place for people to live and work.”

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 University of Missouri Extension Council is the local link between county residents and the University of Missouri.  In Taney County, extension programs address such high-priority areas as agriculture, business and workforce development, nutrition and health, parenting and youth development, family life, consumer education, community development and continuing education.

Information on the role of county extension councils, and the Missouri state statues governing council elections, are available at:  Information about Taney County Extension can be found on the web at or by calling (417) 546-4431 or visiting the extension center located at 122 Felkins Avenue, Forsyth.


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