Linda Geist

UNIONVILLE, Mo. – You’ve just been elected to a public board of directors. Now what?

University of Missouri Extension offers a two-night course to help newly elected board members. The course is offered at Unionville, Kahoka, Trenton, Brookfield, Edina and Palmyra, 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 16.


  • Roles and responsibilities of board members.
  • Procedures and policies for effective meetings.
  • Sunshine Law and the media.
  • Teamwork, building consensus and managing conflict.
  • Fiscal oversight.


  • Putnam County High School, 801 S. 20th St., Unionville.
  • Knox County High School, 55701 State Highway 6, Edina.
  • North Central Missouri College, Room 208, Geyer Hall, 1301 Main St., Trenton.
  • Brookfield Area Career Center, 122 Pershing Road, Brookfield.
  • MU Extension Center in Clark County, 111 E. Court St., Kahoka.
  • MU Extension Center in Marion County, Suite 201, 100 S. Main St., Palmyra.

The program is also a good refresher course for those already serving in public board positions, said MU Extension agriculture business specialist Joe Koenen.

To register, send a check for $55 payable to MU Extension in Putnam County, Room 104, Courthouse, Unionville, MO 63565, or call 660-947-2705 by Nov. 6. Fees cover materials and a light meal.