The Marion County Extension Council is comprised of 24 members that are elected to four Program Development Committees (PDC's): Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Economic Development. The PDC identifies educational needs, develops extension programs, and assists with program evaluation.
Each year at the annual meeting nine members of the Extension Council are elected to serve on the Executive Board. The Executive Board consists of a chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer, and five additional members. At least one member from each Program Development Committee is represented on the board. The Executive Board meets monthly to conduct the business of the Extension Office.
2017 Executive Board Members
Chairman: Jared Unrau
Vice Chairman: Bradley Vannocker
Secretary: Melissa Parmley
Treasurer: Michele Berens
Members: Monica Leihy, Debbie Regier, Kim Oborny, Laura Unrau, Becky Vannocker
2017 Program Development Committee Members
Agriculture and Natural Resources: Alan Boese, Steve Bartel, Josh Dirks, Ryan Peters, Jared Unrau, DeAlan Unrau
Family and Consumer Sciences: Deb Regier, Sheri Moody, Lesli Beery, Monica Leihy, Gayla Ratzloff, Becky Vannocker
4-H and Youth Development: Kim Oborny, Michele Berens, Brad Vannocker, Suzanne Meiler, Aileen Esau, Marsha Meyer
Economic Development: Laura Unrau, Melissa Parmley, Alan Black