Memorandum of Understanding

Recent News

January 13, 2023

The video recording of the January 11 MOU Town Hall is now available.

January 4, 2023

The Memorandum of Understanding Virtual Town Hall is set for Wednesday, January 11, at 5:00 p.m. on WebEx. Andrea Nelson, Jennifer Vit, and John Lawrence will present the final MOU for FY 2024 and beyond, discuss the changes from the previous MOU, and answer your questions.

December 6, 2022

On December 6, John Lawrence provided an update on the MOU Renewal process and proposed increases in the Shared Services Support Fee.

October 12, 2022

The MOU Renewal Committee met October 11. See the summary of their final discussion before the release of the draft MOU.

September 23, 2022

The MOU Renewal Committee met September 20. See the summary of their discussion covering USDA/NIFA requirements related to non-discrimination, meeting parity, and providing accommodations, and the findings from the Addendum A, Models 1, 2, and 3 work groups.

FINAL Memorandum of Understanding 2023-2026 and Addendums A for Model 1, 2, and 3
Effective July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026


County Model Maps

Information can also be found on the Iowa Extension Council Association website. 

MOU Renewal Committee 2023-2026: Charge, Timeline, Members

Charge to Committee



Mary Beth DeWall  Extension Council Member, Dickinson County
Lori Donahoe  Extension Council Member, Johnson County
Dennis Goering  Extension Council Member, Polk County
Paige Grandgeorge  Extension Council Member, Wright County
Tom Monroe  Extension Council Member, Scott County 
Jamie Thompson  Extension Council Member, Mills County
John Lawrence Vice President for ISU Extension and Outreach 
Andrea Nelson Assistant Vice President for Extension and Outreach
Jennifer Vit Iowa Extension Council Association Executive Director 
Janet Smith Regional Director, Region 27 
Terry Janssen  Regional Director, Region 7
Holly Loan  County Director, Clayton County 
Hailee Sandberg  County Director, Linn County 
Ben Pullen  Senior Field Manager, Iowa 4-H and Youth
Barb Wollan  Human Sciences Specialist, Family Wellbeing
Memorandum of Understanding 2020-2023 and Addendums