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 Lafayette County Extension Council meets at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month at the extension center. The public is invited.

County extension council officers

Jeff Bergman, Chair
660-641-2405 (cell)
bergmanfarms@almanet.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Bret Fahrmeier, Vice Chair
816-289-2496 (cell)
Fahrmeier.Farms@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Kathryn Frerking, Secretary
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Beth Schlesselman, Treasurer
660-641-2575 (cell)
bschlesselman@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

County extension council members

Chad Copenhaver
ChCopenhaver@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Catherine Cox
816-263-0535 (cell)
cathy.cox.88@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Anita Edmonds
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Doris Graham
City Representative
660-232-4007 (cell)
dlgram105@ctcis.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Debbie Lueck
Farm Bureau
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Bob Rauch
660-584-7375 (home)
fiveoakshoneytreefarm@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Gil Rector
County Commissioner
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Craig Rogge
816-419-4545 (cell)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Linda Strathman
660-674-2663 (home)
816-565-1734 (cell)
dlstrathman@almanet.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Ron Williams
816-661-4494 (cell)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Scott Wright
660-237-4512 (home)
816-786-2453 (cell)
scottwright@ctcis.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Janice Zeikle
660-584-3773 (home)
660-238-2773 (cell)
jzeikle@ctcis.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 033
District 053

Senate

District 21