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 Maries County Extension Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of EACH month. The location is now in the Court Room on the second floor of the courthouse.

County extension council officers

Brenda Johnson, Chair
bjohnson@mariescountybank.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Sarah Stratman, Vice Chair
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Tanner Wansing, Secretary
tanner.wansing@outlook.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Vic Stratman, Treasurer
vicstratman@yahoo.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

County extension council members

Drew Busch
buschcc01@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Michelle Butler
d_m_butler@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Lara Deckard
wehb4b@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Glenn Dressendofer
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Gene Gillispie
arbajudge409@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Doyle Gray
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Belinda Hilderbrand
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Justin Shanks
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Steve Vogt
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Jeana Walters
jwalters@mariesr2.org
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 062

Senate

District 06