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

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.

The council usually meets on the second Monday of every month at the Nevada Senior Center. Call ahead to confirm meeting time.

County extension council officers

Brandon Claspill, Chair
baclaspill@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Patty Comstock, Vice Chair
pattyann@klmtel.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Mary Blocker, Secretary
mblocker@nevc.k12.mo.us
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Carrie Poe, Treasurer
carriepoe5@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

County extension council members

Gabe Franklin
gabriel.franklin.93@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Ruth Gerster
reg8962@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Virginia Habjan
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2020

Tom Harold
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Gary Irwin
Farm Bureau
garirw5@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2020

Lynn Meinershagen
ltclynne@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Sarah Olson
Education
solson@nevada.k12.mo.us
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Jodi Polk
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Mary Smith
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Cindy Thompson
commission@vernoncountymo.org
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2020

Frank Wilson
fkfarms@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Andrea Wydick
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 126

Senate

District 31