ISU Extension and Outreach in Montgomery County elects county extension officers

Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Montgomery County extension council organizational meeting Jan. 26. The nine-member county extension council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law.

Mike Thomas, Red Oak, is the re-elected chairperson. Thomas will preside at all meetings of the county extension council, have the authority to call special meetings, and perform duties as performed and exercised by a chairperson of a board of directors of a corporation. Chad Jacobs, Villisca, was elected vice chairperson.

Gayle Allensworth, Red Oak, was elected secretary and has the responsibility of keeping the minutes of all county extension council meetings and signing required papers for the council.

Kassandra Houdek, Red Oak, is the re-elected treasurer. The treasurer has charge of all of the funds of the county extension council; receives, deposits, pays, and disburses. The treasurer ensures an accurate record of receipts and disbursements and submits reports to the county extension council.

As elected officials, the county extension council is the governing body of ISU Extension and Outreach. The county extension council hires county staff, manages the county extension budget, and helps determine programming.

In partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach, the council provides educational opportunities that bring university resources to the needs of the county and region. Local county extension programs include the 4-H and Youth Development program, Iowa Master Gardeners, and Fresh Conversations.

The county extension office is located at 400 Bridge Street, Suite 2 in Red Oak. To learn more about ISU Extension and Outreach in Montgomery County, visit

The Red Oak Express

2012 Commerce Drive
P.O. Box 377
Red Oak, IA 51566
Phone: 712-623-2566 Fax: 712-623-2568

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