Module 3

Recruiting Candidates for Effective County Councils

In accordance with the Revised Statutes of Missouri, county extension councils are comprised of elected and appointed members, who represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of people residing in the county. Any citizen who is of voting age may be nominated for the office of county extension council member. This module will help county extension councils

  • comply with state statutes regarding the membership eligibility and the election process
  • identify potential candidates to be nominated
  • develop a consistent message when talking with potential candidates

County Council Recruitment and Nomination Brochure (revised 2007)
Download .pub: An Invitation for You to Participate: University of Missouri Extension council members make a positive difference in our communities (MS Publisher file)

Training materials

PowerPoint presentation (PPTX)
To print Speaker Notes, select "Notes Pages" under "Print What:" in print menu.

Recruiting Candidates for Effective County Councils (member handout) (DOCX)

Council candidate worksheet (DOCX) - Helps extension councils identify affiliations and skills of potential candidates.

Trainer Notes and Council Activity (DOCX) - Hands-on activity to identify potential candidates for the council. Includes are tips for presenters and a PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes.

Additional Resources

Forms and brochure template