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 council usually meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Fairgrounds Diner. Call ahead to confirm meeting time.

County extension council officers

Brandon Claspill, Chair
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Patty Comstock, Vice Chair
417-927-3499 (home)
pattyann@klmtel.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Mary Blocker, Secretary
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Carrie Poe, Treasurer
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

County extension council members

Jennifer Byers
jsbyers@kltml.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Charie Clark
cac56teach@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Danielle Fine
dtfine@sbcglobal.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Ruth Gerster
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Virginia Habjan
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2020

Brian Leonard
bleonard@nevadamo.gov
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Joelle Mason
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Lynn Meinershagen
ltclynne@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Ginger Nance
gnance@pmma.org
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Mary Smith
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Cindy Thompson
commission@vernoncountymo.org
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Frank Wilson
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 126

Senate

District 31