Dedicated volunteers

Bureau, La Salle, Marshall, Putnam Multi-County Unit Council Chairman Chris Dvorak (left) presents a Certificate of Service to Dr. John Ehrhardt of Wenona/Marshall County for four years of dedicated service on the Multi-County Unit Advisory Council for University of Illinois Extension. Also recognized, was Laurie Delgado of DePue/Bureau County for two years of dedicated service (not present for photo).

Dedicated volunteers Dr. John Ehrhardt and Laurie Delgado were recognized at the June 18 University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, La Salle, Marshall, Putnam Multi-County Unit Council meeting.

Extension Council members provide leadership in shaping the vision for Extension in support of the citizens in Bureau, La Salle, Marshall and Putnam counties. Members represent their county and serve as catalysts to provide input to local issues, needs and concerns that can be addressed through Extension’s unbiased and research-based educational programs and services. Council members are advocates and promote and connect local people to Extension’s educational programming including Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, Community & Economic Development and Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences. The council meets on a regular basis to oversee programming and finances.

County Director Jill Guynn commented, “Both Dr. Ehrhardt and Ms. Delgado have provided outstanding service. They have been dedicated to supporting the needs of their county and have been a strong voice to ensure the quality and continuation of 4-H and Extension education programming. It has been a great pleasure to work with them as a part of the Extension Council team.”

Extension provides outreach education and services from the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences on the Urbana-Champaign campus. The mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

A new Education Center & Community Teaching Kitchen is located in La Salle. For more information, visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/ or call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, La Salle, Marshall, Putnam Unit at 815-224-0889.

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