BOONE, Iowa—Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Boone County extension council organizational meeting on January 26. The nine-member county extension council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law.
Donna Monson, Boone, was re-elected chairperson. Monson will preside at all meetings of the county extension council, have authority to call special meetings and perform duties as performed and exercised by a chairperson of a board of directors of a corporation. Kimberly Rinker, Ogden, was elected vice chairperson.
Jeff Erb, Boone, was elected secretary and has the responsibility of keeping the minutes of all county extension council meetings and signing required papers for the council.
The council elected Doris Stotts, Boone, to the treasurer position. The treasurer has charge of all funds of the county extension council; receives, deposits, pays and disburses. The treasurer insures an accurate record of receipts and disbursements and submits reports to the county extension council.
As elected officials, the county extension council is the governing body of ISU Extension and Outreach. The county extension council hires county staff, manages the county extension budget of approximately $420,000 and helps determine programming.
In partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach, the council provides educational opportunities that bring university resources to the needs of the county and region. Local county extension programs include the 4-H and Youth Development program, Master Gardeners and the Ag Marketing Club seminars.
The county extension office is located at 1327 SE Marshall Street in Boone. To learn more about ISU Extension and Outreach in Boone County visit www.extension.iastate.edu/boone.
(contributed article,Boone County Extension)