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Thank You, Theresa Mayhew!

We invite everyone to join the staff and board of CCE of Columbia & Greene Counties in wishing Theresa Mayhew a heartfelt farewell. Friday, January 29 will be Terri’s last day in the office before retiring.

Theresa started her career as a Resource Educator with CCE Columbia County in November of 1990.

Over the years, Terri developed and delivered countless programs in the areas of family & consumer sciences such as family economics, resource management, energy conservation, general consumer education and community resiliency. She helped form the Columbia Greene Lakes Coalition and has served as its facilitator/coordinator since 2000.

She was a co-producer for two seasons (26 episodes) of From Farm to Table, an educational cooking series produced by CCE in partnership with WMHT Public Television in Troy, NY. The series aired from 2008-2011 and during that time was aired by other affiliates throughout the state. It featured various agricultural commodities that were grown in the greater Capital District area and included a cooking segment that featured three recipes using that commodity.

Terri has either co-chaired or served on the planning committee for the Columbia-Greene Interagency Awareness Day (and its companion program and services directory) since its inception in 2010. She has co-chaired the CCE Statewide Family Economics & Resource Management Program Work Team since 2012. Most recently, she has also served on both the Columbia Greene Elder Abuse Prevention & Outreach Task Force, Reentry Columbia Task Force as well as the Columbia County Office for Aging Safe at Home Committee.

In addition, she has belonged to and served the following professional organizations and community organizations:

  • National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, 1991 – Present
  • New York Affiliate State President (1998)
  • National Eastern Region Director (2011-12),
  • National Vice President of Public Affairs (2013-15)
  • National President Elect (2015-16)
  • National President (2016-17)
  • National Immediate Past President (2017-18)

Other related national and state leadership experience:

  • NEAFCS Annual Session Tri-Liaison “Nurturing the Richness of Lifelong Learning” (2019)
  • UFCS Annual Conference Chair “Building a Legacy of Lifelong Learning” (2004)
  • Home Economics Legislative Monitors Chair (1996-97)
  • UHE/UFCS Annual Conference Chair (1996)
  • Columbia County Environmental Management Council, non-voting agency member, 1994 - Present
  • Columbia County Housing Advisory Board, member since 1990, chair since 2000 - Present
  • Columbia Opportunities Head Start Advisory Council and representative to the COI Board, 2015-2019
  • New York State Federation of Lakes Association, Board of Directors, 2003 – Present

Terri’s dedication and service have also resulted in the following awards and recognition:

  • Columbia County Women’s Alliance 100 Women Making a Difference Award - 2020
  • NEAFCS—NYA Carolyn Boegely Leadership Award -- 2014
  • NEAFCS Community Partnership Team Award (Eastern Region Winner) -- 2009
  • NEAFCS Continued Excellence Award -- 2003
  • NEAFCS Distinguished Service Award – 2001
  • NEAFCS News Article – 1st Place National – 1996
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi (Lambda Chapter) Team Award (From Farm to Table) – 2008
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi (Lambda Chapter) Team Award (Worker Plus Training) – 2002
  • US Jaycee Women – Congresswoman Award -- 1994

We all wish Terri much health and happiness in this new phase of her life!

Last updated January 26, 2021