Extension News

Hamilton Completes Term on ISU Extension’s Citizens Advisory Council

1/27/2009

AMES, Iowa – Mark Hamilton, Iowa Falls, has completed his second term on Iowa State University Extension’s Citizens Advisory Council. Hamilton was recognized for his contribution Jan. 22 when the council met for its semi-annual meeting on the ISU campus.

“ISU Extension has appreciated Mark’s advice and counsel over these past six years,” said Jack Payne, vice president for ISU Extension and Outreach.

The Citizens Advisory Council is helping ISU Extension effectively communicate and extend Iowa State University to the people of Iowa, Payne added. ISU Extension works to improve quality of life in Iowa by promoting healthy people, supporting healthy environments and advancing healthy economies.

The council members are appointed by the vice president for ISU Extension and Outreach and serve three-year terms. The council members meet twice a year and share their perspectives, counsel and strategic insights with ISU Extension.

The first Citizens Advisory Council was appointed in 1944 for “the purpose of bringing to the Cooperative Extension Service Administration counsel, advice and reflection on Extension programs.” Since that time, despite changes in size, make up, function and purpose, each council has continued to be a key and consistent link between ISU Extension Administration and the citizens of Iowa, Payne said.

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Contacts :

Jack Payne, Vice President for ISU Extension and Outreach, (515) 294-4603, jpayne@iastate.edu

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu

Photo caption: Citizens Advisory Council member Mark Hamilton, left, receives a certificate acknowledging his service to Iowa State University Extension from Vice President Jack Payne.
Mark Hamilton (high resolution photo)