County Extension Council

The elected Extension Council is the grass roots governing body for the Cooperative Extension System. As part of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Linn County council works in partnership with local citizens, Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to carry the land-grant mission beyond the campus in Ames. The Linn County Extension Council are elected by the voters of Linn County and serve four year terms.

The duties of a council member include hiring county staff, managing the county extension budget and helping select programming.

Linn County Extension COUNCIL MEETINGS are held monthly and open to the public. Linn County residents are invited to attend and allowed to make comments at the start of the meeting.
Tuesday January 6, 2015 at 4:00pm
at the ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County
383 Collins Road NE, Suite 201
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Agenda will be posted soon.

We encourage potential agenda items to be submitted to the Extension Council Chair no later than 2 weeks prior to the meeting.  The open meetings law allows for agenda items to be added up to 24 hours in advance of the meeting.   However, all agenda items are added to the agenda at the discretion of the chair.

What is the role of a County Extension Council Member?
• You represent your county – you bring an understanding of local issues to important decisions about educational opportunities.
• You bring significant programs to your county and region that help people solve critical issues affecting their lives.
• You represent Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and act on our behalf locally.
• You have the responsibility to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars.
• You provide mentoring and leadership for county paid staff.
• You agree to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, including regularly attending council meeting.

Linn County Extension Council Members:

Dan Abel
Vice Chair
Toddville, Iowa

Thea Cole
Mt. Vernon, Iowa

Tom Glanz
Marion, Iowa

Pat Harstad
Toddville, Iowa

David McDonald
Central City, Iowa

Lloyd Smith
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Judith Stevens
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Jerry Ziese
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Louis Zumbach
Coggon, Iowa

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