The Grundy County Extension Council elected four officers during the organizational meeting in January of 2014. The nine-member council annually elects officers at the beginning of the calendar year. The council is responsible for building partnerships and providing research-based learning opportunities to improve the quality of life in the county.
Glenn Johnson of Parkersburg was re-elected as chairperson. Glenn will continue to preside at all meetings of the extension council and will have authority to call special meetings and carry out duties performed and exercised by a chairperson of a board of directors of a corporation. Janelle Koenigsfeld of Reinbeck was elected vice chairperson.
Dorothy Sheller of Eldora was re-elected secretary and has the continued responsibility of keeping the minutes of all extension council meetings and signing required papers for the council.
The council also re-elected Linda McMartin of Grundy Center to the treasurer position. The treasurer receives deposits ,has charge of all the funds of the extension council and pays and disburses funds.
The council is the governing body of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The council hires county staff, manages the county extension budget and helps determine programming. Other members of the 2014 Grundy County Extension council are Christine Tobias of Conrad, Ryan Bakker of Steamboat Rock, Bonnie Shinn of Reinbeck, Brandon Sowers of Parkersburg and Vernon Johnson of Wellsburg.
In partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the council provides educational opportunities that bring university resources to the needs of the county and region. Local extension programs include 4-H, Master Gardeners, Ag and Natural Resources and families programming.
Grundy County Extension and Outreach staff include Shari Sell-Bakker, Administrator, Andrea Traeger, County Youth Coordinator and Ashley Kitzman, Office Assistant.
The Grundy County Extension and Outreach office is located at 703 F Avenue, Suite 1, Grundy Center. To learn more about extension in Grundy county visit www.extension.iastate.edu/grundy or call 319-824-6979.