Board & Governance

People support decisions they help to make, and Cornell Cooperative Extension believes strongly in shared leadership through locally elected Boards of Directors and active program development committees.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County is governed by a fifteen member Board of Directors that consists of thirteen elected community volunteers; one voting member appointed by the Schenectady County Legislature and a representative from Cornell University. It includes people from towns throughout Schenectady County who bring their knowledge of community needs and concerns to the governance of this organization. Our board sets policy, prioritizes educational programs and works with Extension's educational staff to ensure program effectiveness.  CCE of Schenectady County's programs have evolved over the years to reflect changes in values, ethics, community norms, family structures, mobility and the economy in direct response to this grassroots community involvement.

CCE Schenectady is delighted to have an active and diverse Board of Directors, which is key to achieving strong and meaningful community impacts. If, as you read more about how we are governed, you believe you have a contribution to make to our programming as a volunteer, please get in touch! We welcome your input and ideas!

Last updated August 16, 2016