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 first Thursday of every month at the Fairgrounds Diner. Call ahead to confirm meeting time.

County extension council officers

Tom Harold, Chair
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Brandon Claspill, Vice Chair
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Janet Wray, Secretary
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Carrie Poe, Treasurer
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

County extension council members

Mary Blocker
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Thabena Bower
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Jennifer Byers
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Charie Clark
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Patrice Comstock
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Danielle Fine
dtfine@sbcglobal.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Ruth Gerster
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Brian Leonard
bleonard@nevadamo.gov
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Joelle Mason
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Lynn Meinershagen
ltclynne@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Ginger Nance
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Amanda Skelton
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Cindy Thompson
commission@vernoncountymo.org
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 126

Senate

District 31