OPINION

Elected to Story County Extension Council

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

Five Story County residents were elected to the Story County Extension Council in the Nov. 4 general election. They are: Doug Sampson-Nevada, Alice Moody-Nevada, Chelsi Birchmier-Nevada, Rhett Faaborg-Nevada and Kristi Krafka-Cambridge.

Current members of the council who were re-elected to four-year terms are Doug Sampson and Alice Moody. New members who will join the council in January are Chelsi Birchmier, Rhett Faaborg and Kristie Krafka.

The new members will replace MaryAnn Gardener-Nevada, Stacie Link-Cambridge and Ryan McKinney-Colo.

Carryover council members whose terms expire at the end of 2016 are Leonard Foley-Huxley, Robert Krause-Slater, Cathy Miller-Ames and Jean Saveraid-Huxley. Council members elected in November will begin their terms in January and the council will meet in early January to elect officers.

The Extension Council is the county governing body of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Council members hire county staff, manage the county extension budget of approximately $506,000, and help determine programming, said Doug Sampson, Extension Council Chairperson. The county extension office is located at 220 H Avenue, Nevada.