180 South Soangetaha Road, Suite 108
Galesburg, IL 61401
Carrie McKillip, a native of Knox County, holds an Associate of Arts from Carl Sandburg College, a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and an MBA from Western Illinois University. Prior to joining Extension in 2006, McKillip spent 20 years in not-for-profit management, including six years in higher education administration and business development.
She currently serves as co-chair of the University of Illinois Extension Community and Economic Development Team. McKillip works directly with community groups and agencies in participatory community planning, strategic planning, community development, resource development, and business development education. Partnering with other state agencies and local communities, McKillip has facilitated the development of Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans, and serves as a delegate to the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN). McKillip also works with communities in forming Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD’s) to help regions become more disaster resilient.