Nominations needed for Vernon County Extensnion Council

Posted December 6, 2012 at 11:58 am

Nominations are being accepted for the January election of the Vernon County University of Missouri Extension Council members, according to Council Chairman Virginia Habjan.

Council members are elected or appointed to two-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. Nominees must be at least 18 and must reside in the district from which they are selected. Nominations must be made prior to Dec. 14.

“We want nominees who are interested in education and the progress of our community,” Habjan said. “The resources of the University of Missouri System are available to us. We need active council members to help plan educational programs and to work with University of Missouri Extension specialists.”

Nominations may be made through the council chairman or the county extension center. You can contact the extension center at 417-448-2560 or go by the center in the ground floor of the Vernon County courthouse. Nominees will be contacted to secure their permission to place their names on the January ballot.

University of Missouri Extension offers educational programs in categories such as agriculture, home economics, business and industry, community development, youth development (4-H) and various continuing education courses, seminars and workshops. The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and is nondiscriminatory relative to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or status as a Vietnam-era veteran.

Information or literature about University of Missouri Extension programs is available at the Vernon County extension center located on the ground floor of the Courthouse.