The Strategic Planning Council that advises The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T is welcoming seven new members to the 21-member Council, which represents local-level needs of communities across the state to Cooperative Extension’s administrative team at A&T. The new members are:
• Anita Hicks of Henderson, who also volunteers time and service to Vance County Cooperative Extension in a number of roles, and is a member of the Vance County Chamber of Commerce;
• Charlette Lindell of Winston-Salem, who is a long-time supporter of Forsyth County Cooperative Extension and other agencies, including the United Way;
• Kent Lowder of Albemarle, a volunteer fireman, a member of Stanly County Cooperative Extension’s advisory committee and a board member for a food cooperative;
• Thomas Lucas of Wilson, who is chair of the Wilson County Board of Commissioners and a 4-H volunteer;
• Noran Sanford of Laurinburg, who is piloting a program for young people at-risk of falling into the justice system and a member of the Scotland County Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences Advisory Committee;
• Pamela Smith-Saunders of Kannapolis, who is also on the advisory board for Cabarrus County Extension’s community resource development program and a participant in other Extension-supported activities;
• Jen Waite of Asheville, who has been active in local food sourcing issues and has worked with Yancey County Cooperative Extension in a multi-state food security initiative.