Board & Governance

People support decisions they help to make, and Cornell Cooperative Extension believes strongly in shared leadership through locally elected Boards of Directors and active program development committees.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County is governed by a Board of Directors that consists of elected community volunteers; 1 voting member appointed by the Sullivan County Legislature and a representative from Cornell University. It includes people from towns throughout Sullivan  County who bring their knowledge of community needs and concerns to the governance of this organization. Our board sets policy, hires staff, prioritizes educational programs, and works with Extension's educational staff to ensure program effectiveness.

One Program Advisory Committee, representing each of our issue areas, guides the direction of the workshops, classes, and other services that we offer the residents of Sullivan County, and review the effectiveness of our efforts. Our programs have evolved over the years to reflect changes in values, ethics, community norms, family structures, mobility, and the economy in direct response to this grassroots community involvement.

CCESC is delighted to have an active and diverse Board of Directors and  Program Committee, which are key to achieving strong and meaningful community impacts! If, as you read more about how we are governed, you believe you have a contribution to make to our programming as a volunteer, please get in touch! We welcome your input and ideas.

Last updated June 16, 2020