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.
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.