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CCE Niagara Board of Directors and Committee Recruitment Notice

Are you dedicated to the children, families, farmers, seniors and communities across Niagara County? Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of people in our community? Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Niagara County is searching for community members to fill open volunteer positions on its Board of Directors as well as their Program and Agriculture committees.

CCE serves residents of Niagara County through the following five program areas: agriculture & food systems, health & nutrition, 4-H/youth development, community & economic vitality, and environment & natural resources. Additionally, CCE also organizes the Niagara County Fair each year.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of CCE and is responsible for overall program direction and quality. These volunteers also establish the strategic direction, ensure adequate resources and assets, and oversee effective stewardship. It is through the participants on the Board and committees that the entire focus of CCE Niagara County is determined. This is a three-year commitment with a potential for an election to an additional three-year term.

Our Mission, at its core, is one of diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in candidates who would bring unique perspective and input to our current Board of Directors and Committee membership. Additionally, we have administrative need of members with a strong background in law, accounting, investment planning, banking, and/or fundraising.

Candidate Requirements/Voting:
Candidates must be Niagara County residents and over the age of 18. Board Meetings are held once a month on the CCE grounds located at 4487 Lake Avenue, in Lockport, NY and remotely as needed. Board members are also expected to serve on Board sub-committees (Buildings & Grounds, Finance, and Personnel) that meet periodically throughout the year.All meetings are typically in the evening on weekdays.Nominated candidates will be announced by September 19, 2022, with voting remaining open until October 19, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., one hour prior to CCE’s annual meeting.

How to Apply:
Interested parties should contact Nathan Herendeen, Nominating Committee Chair by emailing him at The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 18, 2022.

See files below for more information and application:

Board Member Application

Board Member Expectations

CCE Niagara Board Constitution

Bio Examples for Application

Last updated August 23, 2022