University of Illinois Extension

Karla Belzer
Extension Educator, Family Life
Carroll/Lee/Whiteside Unit
12923 Lawrence Road
Sterling, IL 61081
Phone: 815-632-3611
FAX: 815-716-8922
kbelzer@illinois.edu

Karla Belzer is the Family Life Educator for Unit 4, serving Carroll, Lee, and Whiteside counties.  Karla provides community based training and education on life issues affecting families, adults, and individuals as they age.  She works closely with community groups and organizations serving families, adults, and seniors.

Karla has worked in the health and human services field for the past 20 years, most recently working as a Program Director for an agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities.  She has worked as a Recreatoional Therapist in a variety of clinical and community based settings, as a social worker, and as a Director of Rehabilitation at a community based work program for individuals with disabilities.  Her educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Administration from Eastern Illinois University and a Masters Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Indiana University. 

Karla's passion is serving individuals of all ages with the goal of assisting them to live their best life.  She lives in Dixon with her husband and two active boys. 

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