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.

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Extension Council Members

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.

Current Council Members

The 2022/2023 Extension Council Members include:

Larry Alvarado (Perry County)
Jennifer Barbour (Randolph County)
Paula Brockman (Franklin County)
Farice Campbell (Jackson County)
Michelle Cross (Randolph 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)
Sarah Ward (Randolph County)
Brianna Walsh (Franklin County)
Sherri Wilson (Franklin County)

Former Council Members

A special thanks to the 2021/2022 Extension Council Members who dedicate their time and talents to the mission of University of Illinois Extension.  

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)

Council Meeting Schedules, Agendas, and Minutes

2023/2024 Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Tuesday, October 10
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Perry County Extension Office
203 N Walnut, Suite A
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Theme:  Introduction to Extension and Council Orientation (all educators attend)
Agenda | Minutes

Monday, November 13, 2023
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Randolph County Farm Bureau
1403 N Hillcrest Dr.
Sparta, IL 62286
Theme: 4-H Youth Development
Agenda | Minutes

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Williamson County Extension Office
1301 Enterprise Way, Suite 60
Marion, IL 62959
Theme: Family and Consumer Sciences, SNAP Education, and Family Life

Thursday, February 15, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Franklin County Extension Office
1212 Route 14 West
Benton, IL 62812
Theme: Agriculture and Agribusiness (AAB) and Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy (NREE)

2022/2023 Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes


2021/2022 Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2020/2021 Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes