OGLESBY — Dedicated volunteers were recognized at the recent University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Multi-County Unit Council meeting on June 18.
Dr. John Ehrhardt of Wenona was recognized for his four years of dedicated service on the Multi-County Unit Advisory Council for the U of I Extension, and Laurie Delgado of DePue was recognized for her two years of dedicated service.
U of I Extension council members provide leadership in shaping the vision for the Extension in support of the citizens in Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam counties. Members represent their county and serve as catalysts to provide input to local issues, needs and concerns that can be addressed through the Extension’s unbiased and research-based educational programs and services. Members are advocates, and they promote and connect local people to educational programming, which includes agriculture; natural resources; 4-H youth development; community and economic development; and family, nutrition and consumer sciences. The council meets on a regular basis to oversee programming and finances.
“Both Dr. Ehrhardt and Ms. Delgado have provided outstanding service. They have been dedicated to supporting the needs of their county and have been a strong voice to ensure the quality and continuation of 4-H and Extension education programming. It has been a great pleasure to work with them as a part of the Extension Council team,” County Director Jill Guynn said.
For more information, visit web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp or call 815-224-0889.