Advisory Councils

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Extension Advisory Councils in each of New Hampshire’s 10 counties help identify the educational needs of county residents and work with Extension staff and volunteers to meet those emerging needs.

State Information
County Information


Advisory Council Meeting Dates and Minutes

Meeting Schedule
  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 6 - 7:30 PM | Tentatively CED Program Review
  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 6 - 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | 6 - 7:30 PM | Food & Ag Program Review
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | 6 - 7:30 PM | 4-H Program Review
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 6 - 7:30 PM

PAST MEETING MINUTES

Meetings will be held via zoom until further notice otherwise it will be held at the Belknap County Complex Public Meeting Room, Conference Room 1, 32 County Drive Laconia NH.

Our UNH Cooperative Extension Belknap County office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Belknap County to be members of our Belknap County Advisory Council.  The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.

Nominees will ideally have a good knowledge of local community and county issues, and enjoy the opportunity to offer advice on methods of program delivery and implementation. They may or may not be familiar with Extension's programs, but would value an opportunity to learn about our work in Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, Youth & Family, and Natural Resources.
Council members serve for two-year terms, and meet six times a year on last Tuesday of the month at 6 PM from September through June.

If you are interested to join our Belknap County Advisory Council, please don't hesitate to contact Kelly McAdam, UNH Cooperative Extension Belknap County Office Administrator.

Extension County Advisory Councils are made up of citizen volunteers.  Among their responsibilities, they are to advise and assist UNH Cooperative Extension county staff in program planning, assessing need, and in advocating for Extension programs and support for the county portion of the budget. 

Advisory Council Meetings are open to the public and begin with a guest speaker or discussion and are followed by a business meeting.

Meetings are held from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the UNH Extension Office, 73, Main St. Conway, NH

2019 Minutes

2020 Minutes

2021 Minutes

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021- Agenda - Emma Tutein will speak on the Trail Finder App

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021- Agenda - Kendra Lewis will speak on Family Resiliency

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021- Agenda - Food and Agriculture program presentation

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021- Agenda - Natural Resources program presentation

  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - No Meeting

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2021 - No Meeting

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021

 

The UNH Cooperative Extension County Advisory Council is the vital link between the UNH Cooperative Extension and the local county and communities.  Advisory Councils assist with the identification of the educational needs of county residents and relate them to how UNH Cooperative Extension can meet those needs.  

Cheshire County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 6:00pm - Fairgrounds

 If you would like more information or to join a meeting, please email carl.majewski@unh.edu

Prior Meeting Minutes

Cheshire County UNH Cooperative Extension is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Cheshire County to be members of our County Advisory Council.  The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.

Nominees will ideally have a good knowledge of local community and county issues, and enjoy the opportunity to offer advice on methods of program delivery and implementation. They may or may not be familiar with Extension's programs, but would value an opportunity to learn about our work in Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, Youth & Family, and Natural Resources.

Council members serve for two-year terms, and meet a minimum of six times a year.

For more information contact Carl Majewski, Cheshire County Office Administrator at carl.majewski@unh.edu or (603) 352-4550.

 

 

PRIOR MEETING MINUTES

Coos County Advisory Council Meetings

UNHCE Coos County Office

629A Main St

Lancaster, NH 03584

Meetings are held from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

*Please Note* Meetings will be held via ZOOM to comply with COVID-19 standards and best practices. If you would like the opportunity to attend an Advisory Council meeting via zoom, please email Morgan Oakes prior to the meeting date.  A link and agenda will be emailed to you directly. Thank you.

2021 Coos County Advisory Council Schedule


• June 21, 2021 (Cookout – Location TBD) - Natural Resources

• September 13, 2021 - Food and Agriculture

• December 6, 2021 – Community and Economic Development and Budget Conversation (Snow Date 12/13/21)

 

 

The UNH Cooperative Extension County Advisory Council is the vital link between the UNH Cooperative Extension and the local county and communities.  Advisory Councils assist with the identification of the educational needs of county residents and relate them to how UNH Cooperative Extension can meet those needs.  

Grafton County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:

  • Tuesday - November 9, 2021 - 6-8pm, Natural Resources Presentation
  • Tuesday - January 18, 2022 - 6-8pm, Community & Economic Development Presentation
  • Tuesday - March 15, 2022 - 6-8pm, Food & Agriculture Presentation
  • Tuesday - May 24, 2022 - 6-8pm, Youth & Family Presentation
  • Tuesday - August 30, 2022 - 6-8pm, Master Gardener Presentation

Please RSVP to Teresa Locke by the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting.

Prior Meeting Minutes

Hillsborough County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:

  • September 16, 6 to 7 pm
  • October 21, 6 to 7:30 pm
  • November 18, 6 pm
  • January 20, 6 pm
  • February 17, 6 pm
  • March 17, 6 pm
  • April 21, 6 pm
  • May 19, 6 pm
  • June 16, 6 pm

Please RSVP to Rebecca Dube prior to the scheduled meeting. Meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice otherwise they will be hosted at the Hillsborough County Complex, 329 Mast Rd., Goffstown, NH 03045.

PRIOR MEETING MINUTES

Interested in joining the Hillsborough County Advisory Council?
 

Our UNH Cooperative Extension Hillsborough County office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Hillsborough County to be members of our Hillsborough County Advisory Council.  The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.  

Nominees will ideally have a good knowledge of local community and county issues and enjoy the opportunity to offer advice on methods of program delivery and implementation. They may or may not be familiar with Extension's programs but would value an opportunity to learn about our work in Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, Youth & Family, and Natural Resources. Council members serve for two-year terms and meet 9 times a year from September through June.

If you are interested in joining our Hillsborough County Advisory Council, please don't hesitate to contact Nate Bernitz, UNH Cooperative Extension Hillsborough County Office Administrator.

Merrimack County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:

  • Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Closed meeting (Review candidates for 4-H Program Manager position)
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm,  No presentation
  • Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm,  Lauren Banker, Public Affairs Manager, presentation
  • Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm, No presentation
  • Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Program Review TBD
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Program Review TBD
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Program Review TBD
  • Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Program Review TBD
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Program Review TBD
  • Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Elect next season's Council Officers

Please RSVP to mary.west@unh.edu prior to the scheduled meeting. Meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice, otherwise they will be hosted at the Merrimack County Extension Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH.

 

Interested in joining the Merrimack County Advisory Council?

Our UNH Merrimack County Extension office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Merrimack County to be members of our Merrimack County Advisory Council. The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.

Nominees will ideally have a good knowledge of local community and county issues and enjoy the opportunity to offer advice on methods of program delivery and implementation. They may or may not be familiar with Extension's programs but would value an opportunity to learn about our work in Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, Youth & Family, and Natural Resources. Council members serve for two-year terms and meet 10 times a year from September to June.

If interested in joining our Merrimack County Advisory Council, please don't hesitate to contact jared.reynolds@unh.edu, UNH Merrimack County Extension Office Administrator.

  • Wednesday – September 22, 2021 – 6-8pm on Zoom – Agenda
  • Wednesday – October 27, 2021 – 6-8pm
  • Wednesday – November 17, 2021 – 6-8pm
  • Wednesday – December 15, 2021 – 6-8pm
  • Wednesday – January 26, 2021 – 6-8pm
  • Wednesday – February 23, 2021 – 6-8pm
  • Wednesday – March 23, 2021 – 6-8pm
  • Wednesday – April 27, 2021 – 6-8pm
  • Wednesday – May 25, 2021 – 6-8pm
  • Wednesday – June 15, 2021 – 6-8pm

Please RSVP to Lynn Harrison prior to the scheduled meeting. Meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice otherwise they will be hosted at the Rockingham County Office, 113A North Rd, Brentwood, NH 03833.

Prior meeting minutes available here.

Interested in joining the Rockingham County Advisory Council?

Our UNH Cooperative Extension Rockingham County office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Rockingham County to be members of our Rockingham County Advisory Council. The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.

Nominees will ideally have a good knowledge of local community and county issues and enjoy the opportunity to offer advice on methods of program delivery and implementation. They may or may not be familiar with Extension's programs but would value an opportunity to learn about our work in Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, Youth & Family, and Natural Resources. Council members serve for two-year terms and meet about 10 times a year from September through June.

If you are interested in joining our Rockingham County Advisory Council, please don't hesitate to contact Emma Tutein, UNH Cooperative Extension Rockingham County Office Administrator.

Strafford County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:
 
  • Monday, September 20, 2021 - In-person Meeting 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. -- Presentation: Welcome Back and Overview, Location: Henry Law Park, Dover, NH
  • Monday, October 18, 2021 - In-person Meeting 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. -- Presentation TBD
  • Monday,  November 15, 2021Virtual Zoom Meeting 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. -- Presentation TBD
  •  December 2021: No meeting. - We will resume in January 2022.

Please RSVP to ce.strafford@unh.edu prior to the scheduled meeting. Meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. Otherwise they will be hosted at the William A. Grimes Building at 259 County Farm Road in Dover, NH.

Prior Meeting Minutes available here.

Interested in joining the Strafford County Advisory Council?

 

Our UNH Cooperative Extension Strafford County office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Strafford County to be members of our Strafford County Advisory Council.  The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.

Nominees will ideally have a good knowledge of local community and county issues, and enjoy the opportunity to offer advice on methods of program delivery and implementation. They may or may not be familiar with Extension's programs, but would value an opportunity to learn about our work in Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, Youth & Family, and Natural Resources.

If you are interested in joining our Strafford County Advisory Council, please don't hesitate to contact Caitlin Wollack, UNH Cooperative Extension Strafford County Office Administrator at caitlin.wollack@unh.edu or (603) 749-2529

Sullivan County Advisory Council Meetings

Generally held the 2nd Wednesday of the month (subject to change), via Zoom meetings 5-6:00 pm, from October through May.  If you would like more information or want to join a meeting, please email Penelope Whitman.

Sullivan County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:

 

  • Wednesday - October 13, 2021 – 5-6pm, Kick-off the new program year, welcoming guests interested in joining the Council. More info coming, as this may be held in person, depending upon the status of the pandemic.
  • Wednesday - November 10, 2021 – 5-6 pm, Presentation TBA
  • Wednesday - December 8, 2021 – 5-6 pm, Presentation TBA
  • Wednesday - January 12, 2022 – 5-6 pm, Presentation TBA
  • Wednesday - February 9, 2022 – 5-6 pm, Presentation TBA
  • Wednesday - March 9, 2021 - 5-6 pm, Presentation TBA
  • Wednesday - April 13, 2022 – 5-6 pm, Presentation TBA  
  • Wednesday - May 11, 2022 – 5-6 pm, Presentation TBA  

 

Please RSVP to penelope.whitman@unh.edu prior to the scheduled meeting.  Meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice; otherwise they will be hosted at the Sullivan County Office, 24 Main St, Newport.

Prior meeting minutes 

Interested in joining the Sullivan County Advisory Council?

 

Our UNH Cooperative Extension Sullivan County office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Sullivan County to be members of our Sullivan County Advisory Council.  The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.