Candidates sought for Lincoln County Extension council
Nominations are being accepted for the January 2014 election to the Lincoln County University of Missouri Extension Council, says Council Chairman Doyle Justus.
The University of Missouri Extension Council of Lincoln County is the local link between county residents and the University of Missouri. Council members assist in planning and carrying out Extension educational programs to improve people's lives. As public officials, council members administer a local budget of $131,000 to support education that meets people's highest priorities.
"The Lincoln County Extension council is seeking people from all walks of life who are interested in education and the progress of our community," says Justus. "Serving on the Extension council is a great way to help make our community a better place for people to live."
Extension council members represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of the people of Lincoln County. The council is seeking two nominees for each of the following townships: Hurricane, Union, Millwood/Ninevah/Waverly, Hawk Point/Prairie, Bedford and Monroe. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the district they would represent.
Information about Lincoln County Extension can be found on the web at http://extension.missouri.edu/lincoln or by calling or visiting the Extension center, 636-528-4613 or 880 West College Street, Troy.
The election for 2014 council members will be held January 21 to 27, with final balloting held during the Lincoln County Extension Council Annual Banquet. Voting is also available on-line during this time period.
The Lincoln County Extension council meets on the fourth Monday of each month at the office located at 880 West College Street in Troy. Council meetings are open to the public beginning at 7 p.m., usually concluding by 8:30 p.m.
Univeristy Extension improves people's lives with education and research from the four campuses of the Unviersity of Missouri System and Lincoln University. Lincoln County Extension is your local link to these unbiased resources. Missouri citizens have access to educational programs and access to University resources and experts to enhance economic viability; build strong individuals, families and communities; and create and sustain healthy environments. In Lincoln County,k Extension program address such high-priority areas as agriculture, nutrition and health, youth development, family life, consumer education, business and workforce, community development and continuing education.
The election for 2014 council members will be held January 21 through 27 with final balloting held during hte Lincoln County Extension Council Annual Banquet. Voting will also be available on-line during this time period. Additional information on the election and banquet will be posted.
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MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Lincoln County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities.
MU Extension partners with the Lincoln County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Lincoln County extension council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.
Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.
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