Nominations are being accepted for the January 2013 election to the University of Missouri Extension Council of Phelps County, the local link between county residents and the University of Missouri.
Council members assist in planning and carrying out Extension educational programs. As public officials, council members administer the local budget to support education.
Candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the district they would represent. Nominations for the Phelps County Extension Council must be made by Dec. 21.
Individuals interested in serving on the council may contact Chantae Alfred, county program director, at 573-458-6260.
The Phelps County Extension Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
"The Phelps County Extension Council is seeking people from all walks of life who are interested in education and the progress of our community," said Council Chairman Larry Schneider. "Serving on the Extension Council is a great way to help make our community a better place for people to live."
In Phelps County, Extension programs address agriculture, parenting and youth development, family life, consumer education, business and workforce, community development and continuing education.
Information about Phelps County Extension can be found on the web at http://extension.missouri.edu/phelps or by calling 573-458-6260 or visiting the Extension center located at the Phelps County Courthouse, 200 North Main St., Rolla.