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 the first Thursday of each month and open to the public. Linn County residents are invited to attend and allowed to make comments at the start of the meeting.

NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING:
Thursday September 3, 2015 at 6:00pm
at the ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County
383 Collins Road NE, Suite 201
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
September 3rd Council Meeting Agenda

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

Linn County Extension Council Members:

Dan Abel
Toddville, Iowa
319-693-3038
e-mail: dan.lcfa@gmail.com

Mike Anderson
Secretary
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
319-540-5539
e-mail: mla85@mchsi.com

Pat Harstad
Vice Chair
Toddville, Iowa
319-393-7220
e-mail: harstad3525@gmail.com

Victoria Keegan
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
319-393-2028
e-mail: vkeegan5@hotmail.com

David McDonald
Centeral City, Iowa
319-389-4437
e-mail: fogebotom@yahoo.com

Mary Jane McWilliams
Mount Vernon, Iowa
319-895-6688
e-mail: mary.jane.mcwilliams@gmail.com

Lloyd Smith
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
319-431-3006
e-mail: johnsup52@yahoo.com

Jerry Ziese
Treasurer
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
319-366-4666
e-mail: vonziese@hotmail.com

Louis Zumbach
Chair
Coggon, Iowa
319-350-9760
e-mail: ljzumbach@netins.net

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