Our Staff

Kathie Brown

Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development

University of Illinois Extension
4810 North Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61614-5928
Phone: 309-255-9189
FAX: 309-685-3397

Kathleen Brown received a bachelor's degree in home economics from Western Illinois University and a master's degree in health science/community health education from Western Illinois University.

Brown is a member of the National Association for Community Leadership, Community and Economic Development Team, and Association of Leadership Educators. She currently serves as a member of the Rural Partners statewide Affordable Housing Task Force.

Program Offerings

Brown works with organizations and local governments to help them: (1) analyze and understand their needs, (2) identify alternative courses of action, (3) make informed decisions, (4) plan for the future and (5) evaluate their development efforts.

This position focuses on the core skill areas of strategic planning, community leadership skills, data for decision making, needs assessment and collaboration. Programmatic areas are leadership development, education for economic development, public policy education and data/information and referral services.