Four officers were elected during the Story County Extension Council organizational meeting Jan. 12. The nine-member council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law.

Doug Sampson, Nevada, is the newly elected chairperson. Sampson will preside at all meetings of the extension council, have authority to call special meetings and perform duties performed and exercised by a chairperson of a board of directors of a corporation. Leonard Foley, Huxley, was elected vice chairperson.

Alice Moody, Nevada, was elected secretary; and has the responsibility of keeping the minutes of all extension council meetings and signing required papers for the council.

The council elected Robert Krause, Slater, to the treasurer position. The treasurer receives deposits, has charge of all of the funds of the extension council, and pays and disburses funds. The treasurer insures an accurate record of receipts and disbursements and submits reports to the extension council.

The council is the county governing body of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The council hires county staff, manages the county extension budget of approximately $516,000 and helps determine programming.

In partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the council provides educational opportunities that bring university resources to the needs of the county and region. Local extension programs include 4-H, Master Gardeners and Pesticide Applicator’s training.

The county extension office is located at 220 H Ave., Nevada. To learn more about ISU Extension and Outreach in Story County, visit www.extension.iastate.edu/story.