Perry County U of I Extension office has a new home in Pinckneyville

PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. – The Perry County Extension office has a new address: 203 North Walnut, located inside the new Perry County Community Center.

After twenty-five years in the lower level of the Perry County Government Building, staff will stretch out in the south wing of the former Family Medical Center. The 20,000 square foot building is owned by the City of Pinckneyville and may be home to other tenants in the future. A large section of the lower level provides ample space for programming and youth and community events, making it the ideal location for Extension.

Perry County 4-H Extension Program Coordinator Rhonda Shubert said the space of the new building was a much-needed change.

“We have never had a dedicated space for programming. I spend a lot of time packing, loading, unloading, and setting up for our events in other buildings and venues. It will be so nice to have everything in one spot and have a space we can call our own.”

Extension County Director Lynn Heins noted the moving day was bittersweet.

“The move will provide great opportunities for youth in Perry County, as well as expand partnerships and programs. Hopefully we can have an open house this fall to celebrate with the community! Thank you to the Perry County Government for treating us so well all these years.”

Over the course of the fall, Illinois Extension will continue a phased return to in-person programming to ensure that proper safety protocols, space management plans, and public health requirements are fully adopted by the organization. To learn more about upcoming events and activities, visit

News Source: Lynn Heins, County Director and Rhonda Shubert, 4-H Extension Program Coordinator
News Writer: Heather Willis, Marketing and Communications Program Coordinator