University of Maryland Extension


The Kent Extension Advisory Council's Duties are as follows:

  • To serve in an advisory capacity to the county Extension faculty in:
    • identifying problem areas which UME could address
    • assisting with establishment of program priorities
    • assisting in the coordination of a total and unified county program development process
    • maintaining adequate fiscal oversight of the internal control procedures that handle any direct county funds and/or local non-government funds given by local groups/organizations or individual donors for the support of UME programming
  • To assist with advocacy of UME - providing verbal and written support, when needed, to the local government, stakeholders and other constitutents 
  • To assist with promoting and marketing UME programming within the county and region


Current Officers and Members


Russell Parson, President 
Andrew Simmons, Vice-President
Brian Quinn, Treasurer
Leona Dalton, Secretary


Fay Everett, Member
Kathy Thornton, Member
Natalie Lane, Member
Shane Brill, Member


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