Contact Us

University of Illinois Extension serving Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Moultrie and Shelby Counties

Coles County
707 Windsor Road, Suite A
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: 217-345-7034
FAX: 217-348-7940
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Cumberland County
102 S. Meridian
P.O. Box 218
Toledo, IL 62468
Phone: 217-849-3931
FAX: 217-849-2411
Hours: Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm). Closed Friday

Douglas County
122 S Walnut St
Arthur, IL 61911
Phone: 217-543-3755
FAX: 217-543-3757
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Shelby County
1125 W N 2nd St
Shelbyville, IL 62565
Phone: 217-774-9546
FAX: 217-774-9549
Hours: Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm); Friday - 8 to 10:40 a.m.

Extension Council is an advisory body to Extension staff. Members assist Extension staff with planning, implementing and marketing educational programs designed to meet the needs, interest and resources of the local communities. Additionally, members help secure financial resources and recruit volunteers. Members serve as liaisons between the public and Extension. Some responsibilities of council members include:

  • Assess community needs.
  • Serve as a communication channel between the community and the Extension office.
  • Identify and utilize community leaders.
  • Provide a forum where dissenting viewpoints can be discussed.
  • Turn negative criticism into positive programs.
  • Help insure broad-based programs are available.

Meet Your Extension Council

The Unit 19 Extension council includes representatives from all five counties.
Members are:

Gail Helton
Kevin Pierce
Ian Pendergast-White
Abbie Sherman
Gloria Spear
Tammy Syfert
Mark Degler, County Board Representative
Jan Eads, County Board Representative
Nancy Purdy, County Board Representative

Janet Blade
Macey Maxey
Mike Sowers
Phil Walk
Floyd Holkenbrink, County Board Representative

Shannon Breen
Dianna Chappell
Marilyn Dufford
Kyle Kroll
Kathy Thomas
Dave McCabe, County Board Representative
Ron White, County Board Representative

Jackie Beck
Curt Rincker
Jim Sparks
Russ Tomblin
Jesse Durbin, County Board Representative
Gary Gergeni, County Board Representative
Don Strohl, County Board Representative

Upcoming Extension Meetings

Unit 19 Extension Council Meeting
Thursday April 19, 2018 • 5:30 PM
Unit 19 Extension Council Meeting
Tuesday June 19, 2018 • 5:30 PM

Past Extension Meetings