Extension Leadership Council

Regular Meetings
  • 8 a.m. (Breakfast provided)
  • Quarterly: March, June, September and December
  • Powhatan Village Building
  • 3910 Old Buckingham Rd.
  • Powhatan, VA 23139
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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The Board of Supervisors appoints 5 members to the Extension Leadership Council and they are appointed by district. The following may be represented on the Council:
  • Business/industry
  • Education
  • Human services
    • Health
    • Law enforcement/court system
    • Social services
    • Youth serving organizations
  • Media
  • Non-profit sector
  • Religious community

The term is 3 years and members can be reappointed to unlimited terms.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension mission statement reads:
Virginia Cooperative Extension enables people to improve their lives through an educational process that uses scientific knowledge focused on issues and needs. Identify community problems, issues, and concerns, which Extension can address, and prioritize according to needs and available resources. Some of the roles and responsibilities of the Council are as follows:
  • Assess current programs and activities of Extension and decide which should be continued, eliminated, or modified in order to more effectively address the identified needs
  • Identify other community agencies/organizations that are concerned and working on the identified needs and look for opportunities for cooperation and collaboration (not duplication)
  • Design and implement a program plan of work that focuses on relevant programs, including new initiatives and new relationships
  • Develop and implement resource plans to ensure the appropriate level of support for needed unit programs
  • Monitor program efforts and make adjustments when needed
  • Report program results, issues, and concerns to the appropriate groups, i.e., any area planning group, state Extension Council, funding sources, and residents
  • Be an advocate for Extension and its programs