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CSU Extension Advisory Committee

Members of the Advisory Committee can be reached through the CSU Extension Office.
Phone: 303.271.6620
15200 W. 6th Ave., Frontage Rd. Unit C
Golden, CO 80401

Advisory Committee Members

Sarah Williams, Chair
Term Expires: September 30, 2026

Jo Schantz, Vice Chair
Term Expires: September 30, 2026

Kate Sommers
Term Expires: September 30, 2025

Lalitha Chittoor
Term Expires: September 30, 2025

Joan Poston
Term Expires: September 30, 2024

Nancy McNally
Term Expires: September 30, 2024

Jeni Carter, M.A. County Director

Learn more about the Advisory Committee Members below.

About the CSU Extension Advisory Committee

The committee is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. There are seven seats on the committee with three-year appointments. CSU Extension believes in the importance of meeting needs of the community. The Advisory Committee provides input to staff about community needs. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of January, April, July, and October from 9-10:30 am. 


The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners established the Jefferson County Colorado State University Extension Advisory Committee (CSU Advisory Committee) in 1961. The major responsibilities of the committee are to:

a. Understand the core program areas of the Colorado State University Extension in Jefferson County.

b. Assist in identifying the needs and concerns of the community and county related to natural resources, horticulture, youth development and family and consumer services.

c. Provide input to CSU Extension Director regarding the development and implementation of educational programs and priorities within CSU Extension’s expertise.

d. Suggest resources and delivery methods to address identified priorities.

e. Serve as liaison among the citizens of Jefferson County, the Board of County Commissioners and CSU Extension.

f. Communicate the benefits and impacts of CSU Extension programs and services with decision makers and citizens.

Upcoming Meetings of the Advisory Committee and Agendas

For more information about the committee and how to apply for an appointment to the committee, go to the Jefferson County Office of Boards and Commissions

Approved meeting minutes:

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.