The University of Missouri Texas County Extension is accepting nominations for the 2017 public election of county Extension Council members.

Every county in Missouri has a publicly elected extension council. As mandated by state statutes, county extension councils are the governing body for local educational opportunities provided by University of Missouri Extension.

Council members work with extension faculty in making decisions concerning extension programs, personnel, council elections and the local extension budget.

For more information regarding the responsibilities associated with serving on a council, log onto http://extension.missouri.edu/extcouncil/.

Candidate nominations can be submitted by contacting the Texas County Extension center by phone at 417-967-4545, by e-mail at fletchera@missouri.edu or by coming to the office at 114 W. Main St., Suite 2, in Houston. The deadline for filing will is at noon Wednesday, Jan. 4 (2017).

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