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2020 Extension Council Elections

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to host an in-person election meeting. All citizens of voting age, and reside in Wyandotte County can participate in the Extension Council at large elections. If you'd like to participate in the at large election, please contact Jo McLeland, 913-299-9300 or jo1@ksu.edu to request a ballot. 

Once requested, ballots will be mailed with an included self-addressed stamped envelope. Voters may return a completed ballot by mail, or return in-person to the Extension Office. If after normal business hours, please place in the mail slot and a staff member will collect the next business morning. All ballots must be submitted by September, 11, 2020 by 12 p.m. Noon. 

Extension Council

The County Extension Council is composed of 24 members.  In Wyandotte County they are elected at large.  Six are elected in each of 4 program areas; 4-H Youth Development, Community Development, Agriculture and Family & Consumer Sciences.  Each one is elected to serve two years.  If re-nominated, each may serve two, two year terms if elected. 

These six members in each of the four program areas are called Program Development Committees.  All citizens of voting age are eligible to vote in the at large election. To get more information on how you could be nominated, how you can vote, and the overall election process, contact the County Extension Director.  

At the annual meeting, the council elects from its own members, nine people to serve on the executive board, consisting of a; chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer and five other members.

Program Development Committees

Kansas extension county and district laws require four program development committees with six or more members serving on each committee. Committees focus on four core areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Development, Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development.

Here are some resources for agents and program development committee members to use as they partner together in planning and implementation of programming for local residents.