Board & Governance

People support decisions they help to make, and Cornell Cooperative Extension believes strongly in shared leadership through locally elected Boards of Directors and active program development committees.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County is governed by a 13 member Board of Directors, including one voting member appointed by the Wayne County Board of Supervisors and one representative from Cornell University. The board includes volunteers from towns throughout Wayne County who bring their knowledge of community needs and concerns to the governance of this organization. Our board sets policy, hires staff, prioritizes educational programs and works with Extension's educational staff to ensure program effectiveness.

Program Committees for each of our issue areas guide the direction of the workshops, classes and other services that we offer the residents of Wayne County, and review the effectiveness of our efforts. Our programs have evolved over the years to reflect changes in values, ethics, community norms, family structures, mobility and the economy in direct response to this grassroots community involvement.

CCE-Wayne is delighted to have active and diverse Board of Directors and Program Committees, which are key to achieving strong and meaningful community impacts! If, as you read more about how we are governed, you believe you have a contribution to make to our programming as a volunteer, please get in touch! We welcome your input and ideas!

Persons with an interest in serving a three year term as a member of our Board of Directors are encouraged to submit an application throughout the year. Applications are taken throughout the year. Final applications, prior to elections, this year applications are due Friday, August 25,  are usually due the last Friday in August. Elections only take place at our annual meeting, normally held on the first Friday in November, this year Nov 3. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information please read the press release here. For 2017: Board meetings are normally held the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at the CCE Office in Newark. Operating Guidelines of the Board of Directors can be found here. There may be changes in the year’s meeting schedule due to holidays. The Board does not normally meet in August or in November. The Board of Directors sets direction for all current and new programs of Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County, in addition to having responsibility for finance and human resources for the association. Applications are reviewed by the nominations committee. There are special eligibility requirements, please check Article V of the Constitution, found on our “About Us” tab located above. This year’s annual meeting will be held November 3, 2017.

Contact

Beth Claypoole
Executive Director/Agricultural Issues Leader
eac9@cornell.edu
315-331-8415 x102

Last updated July 25, 2017