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 Jackson County Extension Council normally meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month, alternating between the Blue Springs and the Kansas City locations.

County extension council officers

Viannella Halsall, Chair
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Barbara Barry, Vice Chair
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Dustin Jensen Adams, Secretary
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Judy Qualkinbush, Treasurer
City Representative
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

County extension council members

Gloria Austin
City Representative
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Jerome Barnes
City Representative
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Rich Boulton
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Mary Cowan
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Deletta Dean
City Representative
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Gary Fruits
City Representative
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Kamisha Gatlin
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Lindy O'Rourke
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Vonda Schnelle
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Greg Stegner
Farm Bureau
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

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Senate

District 07
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District 09
District 11