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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County
7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, KS  67205
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Executive Board and Council

2022 Executive Board

Jeff Otto, chair
John Hecht, vice-chair
Susan Hussey, treasurer
Donna Pearson-McClish, secretary
Bonnie Hitzeman, at-large
Mel Hussey, at-large
Corey Lyons, at-large
Karla Jahn, at-large

Program Development Committee (PDC) Members / Extension Council Members

The Program Development Committees each consist of six elected members that represent the community. The election is held each October, and every eligible voter in Sedgwick County may come vote. PDC members work together with extension agents to develop local programming throughout the year and promote the mission of K-State Research and Extension. Kansas extension county laws require four program development committees, with six or more members serving on each committee. In counties, members of the committees are elected, and additional members may be appointed. 

There are four PDC areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Vitality, Family and Consumer Sciences, and 4-H Youth Development. Each of the four areas hosts six elected PDC members with a term that lasts two years.

4-H Youth Development

Empowering youth to reach their full potential by working and learning in patnership with caring adults is at the heart of 4-H. This PDC works to develop programming that best fits the needs of kids through after-school programs, school and community clubs, and 4-H camp.

NamePDC Term Ends
Donielle Watson, chair2022
Martina Holmes, secretary2022
Gisela Pena2022
Martha Adame2023
Mel Hussey2023
Corey Lyons2023

* Denotes second term

Agriculture and Natural Resources

This PDC works to establish programming that serves area producers,
growers, farmers, and individuals interested in community beautification.

NamePDC Term Ends
Irene Denault, chair2023*
Aaron Pauly, secretary2022
Jeff Otto2022*
John Hecht2022
Mark Bergkamp2023*
Karla Jahn2023

* Denotes second term

Community Vitality

Building community is essential to the mission of Extension. This PDC
strives to create a vision across traditional geographical, sociological, and
political boundaries by promoting Extension activities and creating program
opportunities that assist civic leaders in Sedgwick County.

NamePDC Term Ends
Joshua Molello, chair2022*
Lori Lohrenz, secretary2023
Marquetta Atkins2022
Donna Pearson-McClish2022*
Maggie Ballard2023
Susan Hussey2023

* Denotes second term

Family and Consumer Sciences

Creating healthy and sustainable families is central to the work of family and
consumer sciences. Members of the FCS PDC aim to develop programs that
meet the needs of today’s families when it comes to health, nutrition, family
resources, adult development and personal growth.

NamePDC Term Ends
Bonnie Hitzeman, chair2023*
Debbie Williams, secretary2023
Heidi Wells2022*
Ana Lopez2022
Teresa Molina2022
Vince Painter2023

* Denotes second term

Resources for Local Board Members

Board Leadership Modules
Board Leadership Modules
Year-End Summary (pdf)
Excellence in Board Leadership 
Assessment (pdf)
Board Excellence Newsletter