Board & Governance

People support decisions they help to make, and Cornell Cooperative Extension believes strongly in shared leadership through locally elected Boards of Directors and active program development committees.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties is governed by a 16 member Board of Directors that consists of 14 elected community volunteers; two voting members appointed by the Columbia County Board of Supervisors and the Greene County Legislature and a representative from Cornell University. It includes people from towns throughout Columbia County and Greene County who bring their knowledge of community needs and concerns to the governance of this organization. Our board sets policy, hires staff, prioritizes educational programs and works with Extension's educational staff to ensure program effectiveness.

Program Committees for each of our issue areas guide the direction of the workshops, classes and other services that we offer the residents of both counties, and review the effectiveness of our efforts. Our programs have evolved over the years to reflect changes in values, ethics, community norms, family structures, mobility and the economy in direct response to this grassroots community involvement.

CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties is delighted to have active and diverse Board of Directors and Program Committees, which are key to achieving strong and meaningful community impacts! If, as you read more about how we are governed, you believe you have a contribution to make to our programming as a volunteer, please get in touch! We welcome your input and ideas!

2023 Board Meeting Schedule

Please note dates are subject to change.  Contact Angela Tallarico 518-622-9820 X101 or to confirm time and location. Meetings are open to the public.

Regular board meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. 

February 15 (Hudson)

March 14 (Acra)

April 11 (Hudson)

May 9 (Acra)

June 13 (Hudson)

July 11 (Acra)

August (no meeting)

September 12 (Hudson)

October 10 (Acra)

December 12 (Acra) ANNUAL MEETING

Last updated September 28, 2023