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.

Some responsibilities of Council Members include:

  • Assess community needs
  • Serve as a communication channel between the community and the Extension offices
  • Identify and utilize community leaders
  • Help ensure broad-based programs are available

Please see information about Public Comments during Extension Council.

Sonya Anthony (Macon)

Brett Brown (Macon)

Angi Carter (DeWitt)

Nancy Derby (Macon)

Kathy Drozs (DeWitt)

Morgan Drozs (DeWitt)

Jerry Edwards (Piatt)

April Gum (DeWitt)

Karen Halicki (Macon)

Merry Lanker (Macon)

Megan Murphy (Piatt)

Tayisha Nelson (Macon)

Ray Spencer (Piatt)

Kallee Steinkamp (Piatt)

Ben Suckow (Macon)

Jennifer Suckow (Macon)

Kendra Wallace (DeWitt)

David White (Piatt)

September 13, 2021

6:00 PM on Zoom


November 8, 2021

6:30 PM on Zoom


March 14, 2022

6:30 PM on Zoom


May 9, 2022

6:30 PM on Zoom