Exterior of CCE Tompkins building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca NY showing new greenhouse assembled summer 2021.
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CCE Tompkins Education Center at 615 Willow Ave

Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County Seeks New At-Large Board Members

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Tompkins County invites Tompkins County residents with diverse backgrounds and interests to apply to serve as At-Large members of its Board of Directors for three-year terms starting in 2024. Board members guide and shape the direction of the organization’s many programs, oversee its finances and operations, select and evaluate the performance of its director, and other duties that help to ensure CCE Tompkins County effectively meets the current needs of Tompkins County residents.

Founded in 1913, CCE Tompkins County offers free or low-cost classes, workshops, services and information based on current research from Cornell and other Land Grant universities across the nation. Its programs are grassroots driven and created in response to community identified needs, on topics that include home gardening, food and nutrition, parenting skills, 4-H youth clubs and activities, agriculture, environmental issues, community development, and more. More about CCE  Tompkins County’s mission, vision and guiding principles can be seen in the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan. Visit ccetompkins.org for more on the organization’s history and work.

New board members would serve a 3-year term from January 2024 through December 2026, with an option to continue for a second term. The full Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00pm; Board Standing Committees meet once a month for two hours, at a time determined by the members. This is an unpaid volunteer position and there is no financial commitment required to serve.

For more information on the specific work of the CCE Tompkins County Board of Directors, Board Standing Committees, and details on how to apply, visit bit.ly/2023CCEBoard. Applications will be accepted through November 6, 2023. All applicants will be contacted via e-mail by the Nominating Committee with next steps. Please direct questions to tompkins@cornell.edu.

Last updated January 16, 2024