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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County
7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, Ks  67205
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Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

316-660-0100
sg@listserv.ksu.edu

2021 Executive Board

Margo McDonald, Chair

Jeff Otto, Vice Chair

Donna Pearson-McClish, Secretary

Donna Wise, Treasurer

John Hecht, Board Member

Bonnie Hitzeman, Board Member

BreAnna Monk, Board Member

Dagny Waldmeier, Board Member

Donielle Watson, Board Member

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 Development, 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
Brandon DillsDec. 2021
Martina Holmes, secretaryDec. 2022
Luke NicholsDec. 2021
Gisela PenaDec. 2022
Dagny Waldmeier, chairDec. 2021
Donielle WatsonDec. 2022
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
Mark BergkampDec. 2021
Irene DenaultDec. 2021
John HechtDec. 2022
Jeff Otto, chairDec. 2022
Aaron Pauly, secretaryDec. 2022
Everett PriceDec. 2021
Community Development

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
Marquetta AtkinsDec. 2022
Maggie BallardDec. 2021
Cara GrierDec. 2021
Joshua MolelloDec. 2022
Donna Pearson-McClish, secretaryDec. 2022
Donna Wise, chairDec. 2021
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
Jaleen ClaassenDec. 2021
Bonnie Hitzeman, chairDec. 2021
Ana LopezDec. 2022
Margo McDonaldDec. 2021
BreAnna MonkDec. 2022
Heidi Wells, secretaryDec. 2022

Resources for Local Board Members

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