DONNELLSON – Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Lee County extension council organizational meeting January 3, 2018. The nine-member county extension council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law.
Chris Lindner, Keokuk, is the newly-elected chairperson. Lindner 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. Vicki Kokjohn, West Point, was elected vice chairperson.
Tricia Knipper, Donnellson, 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 Rick Tebbs, Fort Madison, to the treasurer position. The treasurer has charge of all of the 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 $300,000 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, Iowa Master Gardeners and continuing education for commercial and private pesticide applicators and commercial and confinement site manure applicators.
The county extension office is located at 414 North Main Street in Donnellson. To learn more about ISU Extension and Outreach in Lee County, visit www.extension.iastate.edu/lee.
Front: Tricia Knipper, Vicki Kokjohn, Tina Loges, Dave Lowenberg, Steve Newberry. Back: Tom Mohrfeld, Chris Lindner, Brad Vandenberg, Rick Tebbs.