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.

Members of Extension Councils contribute immeasurably to the effectiveness of University of Illinois Extension by helping identify local needs, develop/implement programs and secure resources for projects that address our state's most pressing issues. 

If you are interested in bringing your unique perspective to the Franklin-Jackson-Perry-Randolph-Williamson Extension Council, please contact Lynn Heins at (618) 687-1727. 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.

The 2021/2022 Extension Council Members include:

Stacy Agosto (Jackson County)
Jean Alstat (Jackson County)
Larry Alvarado (Perry County)
Amber Anderson (Franklin County)
Jennifer Barbour (Randolph County)
Farice Campbell (Jackson County)
Sherri Corn (Franklin County)
Amy Epplin (Perry County)
Harvey Gillespie (Perry County)
Gail Johnston (Jackson County)
Mary Beth Long (Williamson County)
Jason Mohr (Perry County)
Josh Reinhardt (Randolph County)
Nannette Vaughn (Williamson County)
Sarah Ward (Randolph County)
Sherri Wilson (Franklin County)

Special thanks to these 2020/2021 Extension Council Members who dedicate their time and talents to the mission of University of Illinois Extension:  

Jean Alstat (Jackson County)
Larry Alvarado (Perry County)
Amber Anderson (Franklin County)
Jennifer Barbour (Randolph County)
Sherri Corn (Franklin County)
Ron Ferguson (Williamson County)
Harvey Gillespie (Perry County)
Josh Gross (Perry County)
Greg Jones (Randolph County)
Mary Beth Long (Williamson County)
Ian Perkins (Franklin County)
Lori Robertson (Franklin County)
Sarah Ward (Randolph County)
Sherri Wilson (Franklin County)

 

2021/2022 Council Meeting Schedule, Agendas and Minutes

 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Franklin County Extension Office
1212 Route 14 West, Benton, IL 62812
Theme: Introduction to Extension Council/getting to know Extension Council members
AGENDA
MINUTES

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Jackson County Extension Office
402 Ava Rd., Murphysboro, IL 62966
Theme: Identifying issues in your community, needs assessment

 

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Perry County Extension Office
203 N Walnut, Suite A, Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Theme: Identifying programs, partners and resources to address pressing issues

 

March 22, 2022
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Randolph County Farm Bureau
1403 N Hillcrest Dr., Sparta, IL 62286
Theme: Program showcase/impact summaries and year in review

 

2020/2021 Council Meeting Schedule, Agendas and Minutes

Thursday, November 5, 2020
6 – 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Theme – Ag & Natural Resources
Agenda
Minutes

 

Thursday, January 7, 2021 
6 – 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Theme – SNAP Education
Agenda
Minutes

 

Thursday, March 4, 2021 
6 – 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Theme – 4-H
Agenda
Minutes

 

Thursday, May 6, 2020
6 – 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Theme – Family Life and Community and Economic Development
Agenda*
No minutes available as the meeting was cancelled due to a lack of quorum.

 

2019/2020 Council Meeting Schedule, Agendas and Minutes

September 16, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Franklin County Extension Office
Agenda
Minutes

 

November 12, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Jackson County Extension Office
Agenda
*No minutes available as meeting was cancelled due to weather.

 

January 13, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Perry County Extension Office
Agenda
Minutes

 

March 16, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Randolph County Extension Office
Agenda
*No minutes available as meeting was cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

 

June 1, 2020 at 2 p.m. - Zoom
Agenda
Minutes

 

 

2018/2019 Council Meeting Schedule, Agendas and Minutes

September 17, 2018 at 6 p.m. - Franklin County Extension Office
Agenda
Minutes

 

November 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. - Jackson County Extension Office
Agenda
Minutes

 

January 14, 2019 at 6 p.m. - Perry County Extension Office
Agenda
Minutes

 

March 18, 2019 at 6 p.m. - Randolph County Extension Office
Agenda
Minutes