ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County county extension officers announced

Polk County Extension Council.

Altoona, IA (January 21, 2020) –Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, Polk County extension council organizational meeting. The annually elected nine-member Polk County extension council serves as the governing body of Polk County Extension. The county extension council hires Polk County staff, manages the county extension budget, and helps determine programming.
 
Dennis Goering, Polk City, remains as the Polk County Extension Council chairperson. Goering will preside at all meetings of the county extension council, have authority to call special meetings and perform duties as performed and exercised by a chairperson of a board of directors of a corporation. Julie McGonegle, Urbandale, was elected as vice chairperson. 
 
Denise McAfee, Des Moines, remains as secretary and has the responsibility of keeping the minutes of all county extension council meetings and signing required papers for the council.
 
The council also selected Richard Degner, Ankeny, to remain as the county extension council treasurer. The treasurer has charge of all of the funds of the county extension council; receives, deposits, pays and disburses. The treasurer insures an accurate record of receipts and disbursements and submits reports to the county extension council.
 
In partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach, the council provides educational opportunities that bring university resources to the needs of the county and region. Local county extension programs include the 4-H and Youth Development programs, Iowa Master Gardeners and Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14.
 
The Polk County extension office is located at 1625 Adventureland Drive in Altoona. To learn more about ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County, visit www.extension.iastate.edu/polk.
 
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About Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Polk County
For over 100 years, ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk Countyhas served its residents by connecting them to research and resources developed by Iowa State University. Knowledge and programs offered through the Polk County Extension office have been specifically tailored to represent, enhance and meet the needs of local residents and community. For 2020 ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County will focus on K-12 youth outreach; health, well-being, and nutrition; and agriculture and natural resources. ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County is part of a 99-county campus serving all Iowans to create a strong Iowa.
 
Photo: 2020 Polk County Extension Council: (back row, left to right) Bart Weldon, Kayla Vandehaar, Dennis Goering, Rich Degner, and Kasey Peters. (front row, left to right) Julie McGonegle, Joe Gonzalez, Denise McAfee, and Emma Runde.

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