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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax

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Extension Council

The Johnson County Extension Council is composed of 24 members.

Six members are elected in each of the four Extension program areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H/Youth Development, and Community Development.

The Extension Council represents the citizens of Johnson County, Kansas. They are the “voice” of the community, giving the agents and Extension Director feedback and guidance. They are made up of business people, community leaders, farmers, home makers, teachers, etc, and have an interest in Extension.

2019 Johnson County Extension Executive Board

Johnson County Extension Executive Board 2019

  • Chairperson: Stephanie Marksz
  • Vice Chairperson: Michael McDermott
  • Secretary: Jean Porter
  • Treasurer: Susie Mize

Board Members at Large

  • Nancy Chapman
  • Julie Dowd
  • Arn Eccles
  • Dave Rock
  • Earle C. "Bud" Smith

Anyone interested in running for Council who meet the eligibility requirements, can fill out a nomination form and turn it in up until the morning of the Extension Council election, which is usually held in early October each year. To get more information on how you could be nominated, how you can vote, and the overall election process, contact the Tara Markley, County Extension Director.

Executive Board Elections

Following the elections, the new County Extension Council elects from its own members nine individuals to serve on the County Extension Executive Board, consisting of a chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer and five other members. This takes place at the Annual Meeting, usually held three weeks after the election.

Who Can Vote

Johnson County residents 18 years and older are eligible to vote in the Extension Council elections.

Election date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Extension office, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1500, in Olathe.

Requirements: A driver’s license is required to verify age and residency.

Johnson County residents are encouraged to vote and elect 24 members to the Extension Council. The Extension Council is a key component of the Cooperative Extension service. They are strong supporters of Extension within their community and work closely with agents to help develop future educational programming for Johnson County residents.


Extension Council Election, Johnson County Extension Council

To: The Voters of Johnson County, State of Kansas, Election at Large.

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with K.S.A. 2-611, as amended, State of Kansas, that on the date at the time and place mentioned below, the citizens of voting age of Johnson County shall meet for the purpose of electing twelve members, three members for Agricultural Pursuits, three members for Home Economics Work, three members for 4-H Club and Youth Work, and three members for Economic Development Initiatives, as Representatives to the County Extension Council/Johnson County.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018        Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Place: Johnson County Extension Office,
Suite 1500, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, KS

Consideration shall be given to the Extension Program for Johnson County.
Larry Justice, Executive Board, Chair, KSU 8-24a (2003)

Eligibility Requirements:

Each member is elected for a two-year term and may be elected for two consecutive terms. To qualify for election to the council, a candidate must be a resident of the county and at least 18 years of age when elected.