The elected council, like the hundreds of others across the country, is the grassroots governing body for the Cooperative Extension System. As part of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Clay County council works in partnership with local citizens, Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to carry the land-grant mission beyond the campus in Ames.
"The elected council is instrumental in fulfilling the land-grant mission and bringing research-based educational opportunities to the county," Bonnie Dalager, ISU Extension Clay County program director, said. "Our council members care about our communities and are committed to making a difference."
Newly-elected council members Candace Daniels, Linda Foerster and Kent Thiessen will take office in January 2013. They join Gary Johnson, Brad Brown, Lois Benson, Ryan Phillips, Jamie O'Hearn and Teresa Steuben.