Voters in Shelby County will have the opportunity to elect five members of the County Extension Council from a slate of five candidates at the Nov. 4th general election. Mary Taggs, Shelby County Extension Educator said “The council members elected this year will be involved in bringing educational opportunities to Shelby County for the next four years.”
Extension council members are elected at large, and all voters in the county are eligible to vote for five candidates. Candidates on this year’s ballot include: Elaine Baughman, of Kirkman; Renee Hansen, of Harlan; Jo Kenkel, from Defiance; Lorie Knudsen, of Harlan; and Ellen Walsh-Rosmann, of Harlan.
Council members whose terms expire this year are: Laura Freund, Earling; Kay Goshorn, Harlan; Jo Kenkel, Defiance; Travis Lane, Shelby; Jake Schechinger, Harlan. Carryover council members whose terms continue through the end of 2016 are: Scott Burchett, Harlan; Rowly Burton, Irwin; Julie Klein, Harlan, and Michele Monson, of Irwin.
Successful candidates will take office in January 2015. Extension council members make policy, programming and budget decisions for Shelby County Extension and Outreach. For more information, visit www.extension.iastate.edu or contact Shelby County Extension & Outreach (712) 755-3104.