Extension Council


The Extension Council is authorized by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, in accordance with state law, to be actively involved in the operation of University of Illinois Extension. Extension Councils cooperate with Extension staff in planning, promoting, developing, implementing, evaluating, and financing an Extension program designed to meet the needs, interests, and resources of the local communities served. 

If you are interested in bringing your unique perspective to the Christian-Jersey-Macoupin-Montgomery Extension Council, please contact Sara Marten. University of Illinois Extension is dedicated to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity. All decisions involving clientele and employees are based on individual merit and are free from invidious discrimination in all its forms.

Extension Council Dates for 2024:

March – Thursday, March 21 (Macoupin County Extension)
June – Thursday, June 20 (Jersey County Extension)
October – Thursday, October 17 (Christian County) 
December – Thursday, December 19 (Montgomery County)

2023-2024 Extension Council Members

Conner Ashlock - Jerseyville, Jersey County
Connie Beck - Litchfield, Montgomery County
Tiffany Blasa - Grafton, Jersey County
Paige Cox - Palmyra, Macoupin County
Mike Cross - Pana, Christian County
Mark Dugger - Carlinville, Macoupin County
Anna Fessler - Dow, Jersey County
Caleb Grover - Stonington, Christian County
Alicia Gullidge - Assumption, Christian County
Heather Haley - Carlinville, Macoupin County
Sandy Hefner - Jerseyville, Jersey County
Vicki Joiner - Carlinville, Macoupin County
Venise McWard - Taylorville, Christian County
Dennis Rahe - Carlinville, Macoupin County
Melinda Ward - Litchfield, Montgomery County