County extension council

The county extension council, comprised of elected and appointed citizens, is a full partner with Missouri's land-grant universities to deliver high-quality education and research-based information that helps people solve real-world problems and take advantage of opportunities.

Council members:

  • Work with extension specialists to provide the county educational program
  • Manage finances of local extension operations
  • Provide personnel to carry out extension activities
  • Elect and organize the local extension council

Council resource toolbox

The council resource toolbox is designed to assist council members and officers to best carry out their office duties and serve the constituents that they represent.

The Jackson County Extension Council normally meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month, alternating between the Blue Springs and the Kansas City locations.

County extension council officers

Valencia Broadus, Chair
valenciabroadus1@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

William "Bill" Coe, Vice Chair
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Marvin Estill, Secretary
EstillMarvin@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Tim Kruse, Treasurer
t-kruse@sbcglobal.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

County extension council members

Jensen Adams
DJensen@kcpublicschools.org
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Barbara Barry
mizzoubarry@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Patrick Farrell
sibleyorchards@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Don Graves
City/Town Representative
dongraves@allstate.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Chad Harris
chad.harris@cornerstonesofcare.org
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Dr. Doug Hatridge
City/Town Representative
dhatridge@att.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2020

Deborah Jensen
Jensen_indep@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Rhonda Smith
rdsvms@yahoo.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2020

Barbara Thomas
City/Town Representative
Bthoma12@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2020

Victor Watts
vwatts57@aol.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Dr. Brad Welle
City/Town Representative
bwelle@gvr5.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

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