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Lynda Sharp-Lower

staff photo of Lynda Sharp-Lower
Tazewell County 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator

1505 Valle Vista Blvd Pekin IL 61554

Program Areas
4-H Youth Development

Lynda has been serving the communities in the Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit since 2022. She began her Extension career in a part-time role assisting staff with office support and special projects and became the Tazewell 4-H program coordinator (part-time) in June of 2023. She is working alongside Katharine Girone to coordinate the county 4-H program.

She earned several degrees from Illinois State University: bachelor of science in psychology, bachelor of science in sociology, and master's of science in education with a focus on agency and human services counseling. She was employed in the social work field for the last 30 years and continues to be on the board for the Central Illinois Autism Association as their treasurer.

In 2021, she became an Extension Master Gardener and currently works on several community projects. She is married with three adult daughters and has a rescue dog named Peanut who is a Muggin; Pug/Miniature Pincher mix and also has five “grand” animals.