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Five candidates on the November 6 ballot for ISU Extension and Outreach County Council

October 30, 2018
From: Cheryl Bruene - Tama Co. Extension & Outreach Executive Director , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Voters will have the opportunity to elect five members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Tama County Extension Council from a slate of five candidates at the Nov. 6 general election.

"The council members elected this year will be involved in bringing educational opportunities to Tama County for the next four years, "Cheryl Bruene, Executive Director, said. ISU Extension and Outreach Tama County educational programming is a cooperative effort involving local citizens, Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Extension council members are elected at large, and all voters in the county are eligible to vote for five candidates.

2018 Ballot

Candidates on this year's ballot include: Cathy Gethmann, Gladbrook: Donald Linnenbrink, rural Beaman; Judy Morrison, rural Traer; Jackie Skala, rural Tama; and Lance Wauters, rural Elberon.

Council members whose terms expire this year are Jacob Benda, Toledo; Cathy Gethmann, Gladbrook; Marla Clark-Hlas, Traer; Judy Morrison, Traer; and Jackie Skala, Tama. Carryover council members whose terms continue beyond the end of 2018 are James Poduska, Chelsea; Eric Werner, Toledo; Jennifer Wrage, Gladbrook; and Keith Zhorne, Tama.

Successful candidates will take office in January 2019. Extension council members make policy, programming and budget decisions for ISU Extension and Outreach Tama County.

County councils contribute to a unique attribute of ISU Extension and Outreach they bring research-based programs in human sciences, agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, and community and economic development from Iowa State University to local communities. Council members and some 17,000 Iowa volunteers work with ISU Extension and Outreach to increase the staying power. Through partnerships, they provide resources, research and education to assist Iowans.

ISU Extension and Outreach has 100 field offices, providing local access to extension programs in all 99 counties. For more information, visit or contact Tama County Extension and Outreach, 203 w. High St., Toledo.



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