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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

December 1, 2015

Call for Nominations: State Extension Advisory Council Elections

Submitted by Daryl Buchholz

Call for Nominations. State Extension Advisory Council (SEAC) members will be elected for the 2016‐2019 term at the January 2016 Partnership Meetings. We will need to receive nominations for Area SEAC representatives before the meetings. Counties and Districts will be able to attend any of the five Partnership Meetings. We will have a ballot prepared so that 2016 Board Chairs or a representative can vote at the meeting they attend to elect SEAC members from their area.

SEAC By-Laws Change Allows Any Board Member to Serve

Each elected SEAC member shall have served a minimum of two years and currently be serving or within the last two years have served on a County Executive Board or a District Governing Body. We would like for you to have your nominations to your area office no later than Friday, December 11, 2015. Make sure the candidate is willing to actively participate if elected.

With your nomination, please submit a digital picture of the candidate, and in less than 500 words information the candidate chooses to share about the following:
• family/occupation/interests
• community involvement
• involvement in Extension programs
• Extension Board leadership experience
• goals envisioned for K‐State Research and Extension

This information will be shared with Boards prior to the Partnership Meetings, and will be posted on the SEAC website by January 8, 2016.

SEAC members serve as a consultative group to the Extension Director regarding Kansas Extension programs. They meet twice a year, in February in Topeka and in August at locations that rotate around the state. Members also have the opportunity to participate once during their SEAC term in the Public Issues Leadership Development conference in Washington D.C., which includes a visit to our representatives on Capitol Hill.

Partnership meeting dates and locations are:
• January 20, 2016 - Lawrence
• January 21, 2016 - Parsons
• January 26, 2016 - Garden City
• January 27, 2016 - Russell
• January 28, 2016 - Pratt

Thank you for giving serious consideration to SEAC nominations. The document, “Opportunities, Roles, and Expectations for the State Extension Advisory Council," as well as more information about the SEAC, can be found on the Extension Board Leadership website: http://www.ksre.k-state.edu/boardleadership/about-ksre/seac_home/Index.html.


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