Candidates sought for Jasper County Extension Council
- Published: Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
Nominations are being accepted for the January 2021 public election of Jasper County’s University of Missouri Extension Council, according to Council Chairman Clint Lambeth.
Council members are elected or appointed to two-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. Nominees must be at least 18 and must reside in Jasper County.
Jasper County’s council election will be held the third week of January. The election is being held in accordance with state law (Chapter 262.550-262.620 R.S. Mo. 1969).
"We want nominees who are interested in education and the progress of our community," Lambeth said. "The resources of the University of Missouri System and Lincoln University are available to us. We need active council members to help plan educational programs and to work with University of Missouri Extension specialists."
Candidate recommendations may be made by contacting the Jasper County Extension Center, 417-358-2158 prior to December 7. Nominees will then be contacted to secure their permission before being placed on the ballot.
Every county in Missouri has an extension council made up of elected (and appointed) members who represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of people in that county. Council candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in Jasper County. The Jasper County extension council meets on the first Tuesday of each month.
Missouri state statutes create county extension councils to work with University of Missouri Extension. The publicly elected (and appointed) council members assist in planning and carrying out extension programs in their county, providing local extension governance and representing the diversity of the county’s changing population.
University of Missouri Extension offers educational programs in categories such as agriculture, home economics, business and industry, community development, youth development (4-H) and various continuing education courses, seminars and workshops.
A brochure about county elections, as well as information about Jasper County University of Missouri Extension, can be found online at https://extension.missouri.edu/jasper or by calling or visiting the extension center, Courthouse Basement, Carthage, MO 64836.
Writer: Maria Rodriguez Alcala
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