Council resource toolbox

The council resource toolbox is designed to assist council members and officers to best carry out their office duties and serve the constituents that they represent.

County extension council

The county extension council, comprised of elected and appointed citizens, is a full partner with Missouri's land-grant universities to deliver high-quality education and research-based information that helps people solve real-world problems and take advantage of opportunities.

Council members:

  • Work with extension specialists to provide the county educational program
  • Manage finances of local extension operations
  • Provide personnel to carry out extension activities
  • Elect and organize the local extension council

The Benton County Extension Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday in February, April, June, September, and November. The public is invited. We recommend calling ahead to confirm time and location.

County extension council officers

Cindy Harris, Chair
660-221-8241 (cell)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Tina Ives, Vice Chair
660-596-1489 (cell)
tinamives@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Sandi Schmitt, Secretary
660-723-2159 (cell)
sschmit2001@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Rodney Meyer, Treasurer
660-723-2380 (cell)
Romeyer10@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

County extension council members

Brenda Arnett
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Tom Black
Cattlemen's Association
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Mark Breshears
660-438-2266 (home)
660-723-3115 (cell)
mbreshears@peopleservice.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Rod Brethower
660-723-0064 (cell)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Steve Daleske
County Commissioner
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Joel Helland
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Jim Kramer
972-979-2695 (cell)
sysjak@live.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Evonne Lang
Farm Bureau
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Frances Shockley
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Paula Spring
City Representative
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Marlo Zeitler
406-546-3523 (cell)
Marlo_zeitler@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 125
District 057

Senate

District 28