Four Cherokee County residents have been appointed to the Iowa State University Extension Council Nominating Committee.
Committee members selected to nominate Extension Council candidates for the 2010 election are Mary Bierman, Larrabee; Don Drefke, Marcus; Al Henn, Cherokee; and Stephanie Spieler, Marcus.
The committee is charged with nominating candidates for the five vacancies on the Council. All voters in the county will be eligible to cast ballots for the nominees in the Nov. 2, 2010, general election. Successful candidates will serve four-year terms beginning in January 2011.
Candidates nominated by the committee must submit petitions containing the names of 25 qualified voters to the county election commissioner by 5 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2010. Additionally, individuals may petition to have their names placed on the ballot through a self-nominating process by submitting petitions with 25 names to the election commissioner. Petition forms are available from the election commissioner and at the Cherokee County Extension Office located at 209 Centennial Drive in Cherokee.
By law the nominating committee must include two women and two men, and cannot include any current member of the Council. The committee is required to take county geography into consideration when nominating candidates.
Extension programs, which are developed through the joint efforts of the local Council, Iowa State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, reflect a public commitment to develop and deliver high caliber programs and reliable, research-based information. The services extension provides are available to all Iowans, with acknowledgement that each individual, family, business, organization and community is unique. Extension strives to provide high value services, evaluate its efforts and report the results to the people of Iowa.