Kathie Brown - U of I Extension

Extension Professional Staff

Kathie Brown
Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development

Fulton/Mason/Peoria/Tazewell Unit
4810 North Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61614-5928
Phone: 309-255-9189
FAX: 309-685-3397
brownlk@illinois.edu

As a community and economic development educator, Kathie Brown works with community leaders, government officials, volunteer groups, small business owners, and others to help communities become stronger and more economically viable. She focuses on leadership and organizational development; local government education and relations; economic development strategies; participatory community planning/visioning processes; group process facilitation; collaboration and partnership building; public issue education; and understanding, using and developing data.


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.



« Return to Staff Listing

Search Staff :



Author of

Campus Engagement in Our Unit
SERVICE and LEARNING provides the greatest potential to influence student development academically and socially

Disaster Resources
Current information on disaster resources for those responding to recent disasters in Central Illinois.

Gaining STEAM on STEM
Gaining STEAM on STEM seeks to expand and connect STEM programming

Building Entrepreneurial Communities
Strategies for Strengthening Local Economies