Serving Livingston, McLean and Woodford Counties

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. Councils advise unit Extension personnel on a variety of matters, but Extension personnel remain responsible for the final decisions necessary to the development and administration of the local program. Members assist Extension staff with planning, implementing and marketing educational programs designed to meet the needs, interest and resources of the local communities. Additionally, members help secure financial resources and recruit volunteers. Members serve as liaisons between the public and Extension. 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
  • Provide a forum where dissenting viewpoints can be discussed
  • Turn negative criticism into positive programs
  • Help insure broad-based programs are available

*Please see information about Public Comments during Extension Council.

September 10, 2019 - Woodford County at Michael's Italian Feast (1902 S. Main, Eureka, IL 61530)

November 12, 2019 - Livingston County Extension Office

March 10, 2020 - McLean County Extension Office

May 12, 2020 (CANCELLED) - McLean County at Unity Community Center (tentative)


  • Ms. Jenny Larkin
  • Ms. Libby Larkin (Youth)
  • Ms. Pam Meiner
  • Mr. Dustin Smith


  • Mr. Tom Creswell
  • Mr. John Marshall (Youth)
  • Mr. Ed McKibbin
  • Ms. Julie Schumacher
  • Mr. Mike Sommer


  • Ms. Shirley Blackburn
  • Ms. Emily Schirer
  • Mr. Paul Wilkins
Council Agendas & Minutes