The University of Missouri Extension Council of Jackson County is seeking nominations and applications to serve on the county council for a two-year term beginning Feb. 27, 2014.

Each candidate must reside in Jackson County, be an active member in good standing, and agree to accept the responsibility of council membership. An online election will be held in January for three separate districts.

The county council meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at either the Blue Springs extension center or the River Market office in downtown Kansas City. Council members are requested to participate in and promote as many extension events as possible and to demonstrate MU Extension's commitment and involvement in the Jackson County community as well in as the surrounding counties.

The Extension Council seeks and promotes a diverse membership. The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/ADA institution.

For a Consent to be Nominated form or to learn more about council membership, contact county program director, Matt J. Brillhart at or 816-252-5051.