County Extension Council
The local Extension program is guided by the Extension Council comprised of Program Development Committees (PDC) for the four program areas: Agriculture/Natural Resources, Family & Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development and Community Vitality. The members of these committees are elected according to the Kansas Extension Council law.
The Extension Council represents the citizens of Leavenworth County, Kansas. They are the “voice” of the community, giving the agents feedback and guidance on local programs. The Council is made up of business people, community leaders, farmers, home makers, teachers, and others who have an interest in Extension.
If you would be interested in serving on the Extension Council, please contact an Extension staff member or any of the current Council members for more information. You will need to complete the Consent to Nominate form and return it to the Extension Office. Leavenworth County conducts the Extension Council election at the time of the Leavenworth County Fair.
Leavenworth County Extension Council members are:
Agriculture/Natural Resources: Jill DeGraeve; Blaine Schuetz; Matt Brewster; Julie Schuetz; Austin Reynolds; David Todd
Family & Consumer Sciences: Megan Gilliland; Melissa Ahlquist; Roxann Kell; Carry Suchy; Heather Wise; Jacob Thomas
4-H Youth Development: Kendra Knight; Heidi Zenger; Ashley Marah; Becky Eastburn; Tanya Douthit; Paula Blizzard
Community Vitality: Dr. Brianna Henggeler; Trent Peter; LouAnn Proctor; Hannah Bailey; Candy Dials; Dr. Leo Becker
The Extension Council Executive Board provides oversight to the total Extension program. The 9 member board is elected from the 24 member Extension Council.
2022 Extension Council Executive Board:
David Todd, Chairman
Ashley Marah, Vice-Chairman
Paula Blizzard, Secretary
Blaine Schuetz, Treasurer
Board Members: David Todd; Jill DeGraeve; Austin Reynolds; Blaine Schuetz; Melissa Ahlquist; Ashley Marrah; Tanya Douthit; Paula Blizzard; Trent Peter